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Original speaking tube system intact! Circa 1886 in Indiana. $289,900

February 25, 2019

Still has the speaking tubes in the house! They were usually for communication between the butler’s pantry or servants quarters and the living quarters of the home. Built in 1886 by Samuel Shepardson. It was originally designed to look like the courthouse. Love the arched doorways and windows! Located on .40 acres in Lagrange, Indiana. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 3,680 square feet. $289,900

From the Zillow listing:


This home is rich in LaGrange County history. Built in 1886 by Samuel Shepardson the design of the home was duplicated after the Court house with the curvature of the door ways the beautiful Ash woodwork throughout the home, the hardwood floors continue upstairs. The ceilings of the home are 10ft on main floor and 13 ft on 2nd story. Some of the original chandeliers that were once carbide gas lights have been converted, the original speaking tube system is still in tact

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