The Anson Wolcott House in Wolcott, Indiana is a gorgeous, historic piece of architecture!
Overlooking the town, The Wolcott House is one amazing and unexpected White County attraction.
The Anson Wolcott House in Wolcott, Indiana
The Wolcott House is definitely special, no matter where you are from!
Building began in 1859, though not completed until after the Civil War (during which Anson Wolcott briefly served), The Anson Wolcott House is the gloriously preserved residence of the founder of the town, Anson Wolcott.
Mr. Wolcott was once a lawyer, even appearing in front of the Supreme Court of both New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.
But, the allure of Indiana land (and the potential big profits to be had) pulled him. He bought up 2,000 acres, and by 1861, he had plotted out the town of Wolcott and arranged for a railroad station.
Wolcott, Indiana Attractions
Today, you may visit the Indiana town and tour the eye-catching home. There are many interesting items to check out in the rooms, though I find the house itself to be fascinating.
I’ve toured a lot of homes–hey, my own home was built in 1901–but The Anson Wolcott House has a few unusual characteristics you don’t see too often. For starters, you can’t miss the curved walls in Anson’s bedroom.
This is a man who loved his fireplaces–there are eight of them! Just not in the maid’s quarters. She would have relied on what heat she could get from the chimney. The other unusual, though arresting feature, is the observatory on the top level!
Take the narrow staircase up, up, and up and you’ll reach the very top. With room for only the smallest of desks and a chair, it would make the most incredible place to write or read.
It’s remarkable that the grandson of Anson Wolcott left this home to the town.
In an age when many seem to lack the foresight of preservation, Wolcott has had this gem in their personal possession and has been actively restoring the home since 1974. It’s a lovely Indiana attraction and something you should definitely make it a point to see.
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