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Captain Charles L. Shrewsbury House, 301 West First Street (High & Poplar Streets), Madison, Jefferson County, IN



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Item Title


Location
301 West First Street (High & Poplar Streets), Madison, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-8
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-8).
Building/structure dates: 1846 initial construction
National Register Number: 94001190
Significance: The Shrewsbury house was designed by Madison architect Francis Costigan (1810-1865) and erected 1846-49. It is a stunning work of nineteenth century classical architecture. The structure's rectilinear outlines are refined by a one-story portico framing the garden entry, supported by a pair of fluted columns with corn stalk capitals and a boldly proportioned entablature. Articulating the low-pitched hip roof is a wide denticulated cornice and a frieze pierced by evenly spaced attic windows. The interior double parlors possess an atmosphere of delicate elegance, created by elaborate ceiling trim and Corinthian columns defining the division between the parlors, molded in an ancanthus leaf design. Captain Shrewsbury was a wealthy shipping merchant, principally involved with the Ohio River packing industry.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Galleries & Museums
Houses


Related Names
Shrewsbury, Capt. Charles Lewis
Costigan, Francis J.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. North elevation on High St. Date and photographer unknown.
2. South elevation - Garden front. March 1934. Photo by wilson B. Parker.
3. South entrance. 1934. Parker.
4. Spiral stairway. Photo by H. M. Flora. Date unknown.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION FROM NORTHEAST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL OF NORTH ENTRANCE
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH FACADE
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL OF SOUTH PORTICO
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL PAVEMENT TEXTURE AND FENCE
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW CIRCULAR STAIR, FIRST FLOOR FROM NORTH
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL CIRCULAR STAIR, FIRST FLOOR FROM SOUTH
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL OF STAIR LOOKING UP
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW OF EAST DRAWING ROOMS, FIRST FLOOR FROM SOUTHEAST
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL COLUMN IN EAST DRAWING ROOMS
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 DETAIL COLUMN CAPITALS, EAST SIDE FIRST FLOOR
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer September 1971 GENERAL VIEW WEST ROOM FROM NORTHEAST FIRST FLOOR


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