Culbertson Widows' Home - New Albany, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 17.147 W 085° 48.934
16S E 603586 N 4238187
Quick Description: Historic former home for poor widows in New Albany, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 7:50:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM2KKV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 36

Long Description:

Culbertson Widows' Home

William S. Culbertson, wealthy merchant, opened home November 18, 1873 to provide food, clothing, and shelter for town's destitute widows.   Home had gas lighting upstairs water closet and up-to-date kitchen.  Residents lives were structured according to strict rules.  Culbertson's will provided support for the home after his death in 1892.

Board of Trustees for home was formed 1922; it turned the home into a boardinghouse with a monthly fee in 1947.  Because of changing city regulations the Board closed the home 1971.  James Banes was builder of the brick Italianate structure, which is included in Mansion Row Historic District,  listed in National Register of Historic Places 1983. ~ text of marker

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Mansion Row Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

704 E. Main New Albany, Indiana

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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