Eye-catching, appealing, show-stopping, browser’s delight are just a few ways I would describe the 1850-built Shoup House Antiques and Interiors in Battle Ground, Indiana. I was completely caught off-guard. I had no idea that such an incredible vintage shopping destination was located just outside of Lafayette. How many other people are clueless, too?
I couldn’t wait to get inside. I was hoping that a place that looked that great on the outside would have an inside to match–and that it would be something you would be thrilled to know about, too. Guess what? It was phenomenal in every way. I am excited to share a bit more about this one today.
Shoup House History
The home itself has an interesting history. A 700 acre land grant was bestowed upon John Tipton in 1829. That’s a lot of land. What did he do to deserve it? It was for his service in the Battle of Tippecanoe. He later sold parcels of the land to a group of men who decided to set up their own town. They were going to name it Battle Ground.
It wouldn’t be until 1859 when Emmanuel and Mary Shoup would purchase a section of land that overlooked Burnett’s Creek. Here they built Shoup House in 1860 in Italianate and Greek Revival architecture styles. Think about that for a moment. That’s before the Civil War even began. Abraham Lincoln had just been voted into office.
The exterior of the house would remain generally untouched for a hundred years. In the 1950s, a garage would be added to the home. The second story porch would also receive a bit of a face-lift.
This Tippecanoe County antique shop is such a fantastic find–and in a tiny small town to boot! Seriously, there is so much to love about this one. Excellent prices, fantastic selection, and loads of wonderful Indiana antiques right downtown in Battle Ground, Indiana. What more do you need?
I know what you need. You need to follow Shoup House on Facebook. You’ll receive a frequent dose of beautiful home decor inspiration, be the first to know about new vintage items, and find out about special events, too. Yes, special events.
Shoup House Events
Owner Michele Fields puts an annual tea party and tag sale. There’s also something called “Hometown Holiday,” when she pulls out all the stops, and decorates for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I was told by a couple of women shopping inside of Shoup House that it is positively gorgeous during the holiday season and that I needed to come back for it.
They were very impressed by her holiday decor. You can bet that I am intrigued now, too, especially after seeing the way she has arranged the rest of the items.
It’s safe to say that Shoup House Antiques should be listed in your Indiana travel plans. It’s a fabulous destination for any vintage and home decor lover.
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Shoup House Antiques and Interiors
100 N Winans Street
Battle Ground, IN 47906
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Design consultations are by appointment (shop owner is an interior designer).
As always, please call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip.
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