It is still the oldest house in Crown Point and is popularly known as “The Old Homestead”. This is how most fairytales begin, but this is also how stories of real people begin. The story of one of Lake County's oldest homes and the family that loved and cherished it was resurrected in 1999 by Mayor James D. Metros when he created The Old Homestead Preservation Society and began the restoration of this remarkable home.
Since dignified and more personal accounts of the history of the farm were published in the past, the current narrative seeks to give the reader an idea of the architectural importance of the house and a limited biography of the family that built and venerated the house for 118 years and who resided in what Avis Bryant Brown described as “simplicity”. which was greatness. A letter from the Department of Natural Resources dated February 14, 2001 to Sherry Nagel-Smith and James D. Smith contained the comment “what an interesting little house” and a statement that “no one seems to have seen anything like it.” Built in 1882, the house is an example of the Second Empire style, which is distinguished by its deeply sloping mansard roofs.
Clark indicated that around 1849, when the prison room of the Palace of Justice was no longer useful, “certain citizens of Crown Point raided the prison room armed with various utensils. The era in which The Old Homestead was built marked the beginning of a long period of growth for the county and prosperous economic development for the city of Crown Point. Between 1846 and 1875, the Clarks alternated their lives at their home in Crown Point and on their farm in West Creek Township. Victorian splendor distinguishes the Crown Point sheriff's house, which is being renovated by the Old Sheriff's House Foundation in Indiana.
Bevan on July 15, 1963, and the town of Crown Point became the owner of one of Lake County's oldest monuments. Clark House, also known as The Old Homestead, is a historic house located in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana. The people of Crown Point appreciate its architectural heritage; this city's historic homes are among the best preserved in the region and are an example for the rest of northwestern Indiana. A well-known marriage factory from the 1920s, Crown Point's greatest international fame was due to the escape of the desperate John Dillinger, after the famous photograph with his arm around the prosecutor, in 1934.As demonstrated by its recent success in achieving historic downtown designation, Crown Point Indiana has one of the most progressive attitudes toward historic preservation in the region, as well as some of the best-preserved historic homes.
This fantastic Queen Anne home more than any other in Crown Point has fascinated local residents, young and old. The Greater Crown Point Chamber of Commerce has been collecting historical data about the building to help apply for federal monument status. The Crown Point Network Community Attractions Events Photo gallery of the former Downtown Square Courthouse fairgrounds. Before finally settling in “The Old Homestead” full time in 1875, they divided their time between Crown Point and their farm in rural Lake County.
Towering above the square in the center of Crown Point, Indiana, the Lake County Courthouse remains the central point of this historic area. Around 1846, the Clarks left their farm in West Creek Township and moved to Crown Point, where he became an agent for some big houses in the east. In 1875, Wellington and Mary returned to The Old Homestead permanently, residing in Crown Point until their death.