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Sold. C.S. Norton Mansion, or Limestone Castle, circa 1897 in Indiana. $229,900

September 8, 2018

The Limestone Castle, also known as the C.S. Norton Mansion was built in 1897. Located on .52 acres in Bedford, Indiana. The limestone came from Mr. Norton’s limestone quarry. The brick building out back was once used as living quarters while the mansion was being built, and later as the servant’s residence. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 5,289 square feet. $229,900

From the Zillow listing:


May I have the pleasure to introduce you to the “C.S. Norton Mansion”, located in Bedford Indiana. Built in 1897, this 2 1/2 story “royal blue” dwelling home was listed into the US National Registry of Historic Places in 1976. The home boasts of over 5000 sq ft of living space with 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths. There are dual front entrances and a parapet surrounding the roof. It is cubicle in form with a hipped roof and gable dormers. The house features a cylindrical tower topped by conical roof, a one story entrance portico with Ionic order columns, and a porte cochere. This home is well known in Bedford as the “Limestone Castle”. The limestone came from Mr. Norton’s quarry that was known for a special blue hue. There is also a detached brick building that was once used as living quarters while the house was being built and later servant quarters. (Professional pictures to come…)

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