Historic House Listings

Off market. Underground Railroad Station! Circa 1844. Over one acre in IN. $189,900

October 29, 2018

So much history! Built in 1844. Located on 1.08 acres in Marion, Indiana. So much history with this house! It was an underground railroad station. There are built in hiding places and tunnels. The bricks used on the house were made on the grounds. Those windows are amazing! The three piece queen anne antique bedroom set will remain with the house. There is a two car detached garage on the property. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,832 square feet. $189,900

From the Zillow listing:


This Historic Shugart home, former farm & underground slave station is a one of a kind homestead. The property was known for housing slaves, with built in hiding places and tunnels for hiding & escaping when needed. The exterior was built from bricks manufactured on the grounds. The exterior walls are 4 bricks thick, with the interior walls being 3 bricks thick. The rear fireplace & chimney was constructed with over 8500 bricks. The front porch was designed for pleasure in mind, with 5, 2-story pillars for support. The home has the original floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and all trim. The kitchen has an array of cabinets, marble topped island, hearth for warming the room. The family room has brick floors, a wood burning fireplace, 2 built in bookshelves, which slide for hidden storage behind. The library has beautiful hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and bookshelves from the floor to the ceiling. The dining room is currently being used as a music room. The open stairway leads to the 3 bedrooms on the 2nd level. The master suite has a large dressing room, private bath, 2 closets. The middle bedroom has a mirror on the wall, that if opened, is a small area between the walls that use to hide slaves. The 3 piece Queen Anne Antique bedroom set will remain with the home. The third level houses a 4th summer bedroom, which used to be the slave quarters. A Loft for extra living space. A Screened in porch for relaxation and enjoyment. The house has a 2 car detached with attached extra large workshop. Attached are articles about the property. Buyers must show preapproval letter prior to visiting this property.

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