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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elston Memorial Home
Col. Isaac C. Elston Home
 
Brass Markers on Front Porch Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
1. Brass Markers on Front Porch
(Click photo to see details.) These plaques are on the left side of front door on the front porch.
 
Inscription.

Small Upper Brass Plaque - by Front Door:

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. United States Department of Interior.

Large Middle - Brass Plaque

In Memory of the Soldiers of the Revolutionary War of 1776 Buried in Montgomery County

Jacob Miller Alexander Foster Sebastion Stonebraker Presly Sims Samuel Gregory John Hardee William Mason John McNulty James McArthur Samuel Newell Robert Gott John Snoddy

Erected 1904 by the Dorothy Q. Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - Crawfordsville, Indiana

Lower Brass Plaque

Joseph Alexander Frederick Armentrout John Boyd Christopher Brant George Fruits Samuel Harshbarger Gillis Hitch Robert Potterger James White Benjamin Willis George Washburn John Stillwell

Erected 1980
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, Dorothy Q. Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.385′ N, 86° 53.805′ 
 
D.A.R. "Dorothy Q." Chapter - Est. 1898 - - Elston Memorial Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
2. D.A.R. "Dorothy Q." Chapter - Est. 1898 - - Elston Memorial Home Marker
Daughters of the American Revolution
Dorothy Q. Chapter - Est. 1898
Elston Memorial Home
 
W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on East Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Elston Homestead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lane Place (about 400 feet away); Major General Lew Wallace (about 500 feet away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library (approx. mile away); Federal Land Office (approx. mile away); Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Otto Schlemmer Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Regarding Elston Memorial Home. In 1926, an agreement with Isaac C. Elston, III, was signed to purchase his father's house for the chapter. Colonel Isaac C. Elston had built the house in 1882. Mr. Elston offered the Queen Anne style home to several clubs for use as a club house as a memorial to his parents, but none had accepted.

The house was appraised at $12,000. The chapter was to pay $2,000.00 down, as well as spend $600.00 a year on repairs and improvements for a period of five years. The $2,000.00 down payment was contributed by members, friends, and townspeople. Many projects were completed for the $600.00 per year requirement, including serving a high school senior banquet, as well as other meals for profit, ice cream socials on the lawn, card parties, candy sales, rummage sales, and Thanksgiving dinners. Rooms were rented in the house, a mile of pennies, and items sold such as brooms, pecans, vanilla, and bridge tallies. August 26, 1926 was the first meeting in the new chapter house. A committee, named The Elston Memorial House Board was incorporated in 1928, and was established to see that the home is well taken care of.

The year the house was 100 years old, 1982, it was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places. The original colors of the house were red with green trim.

[Source: History of the Dorothy Q Chapter, NSDAR from the provided link.]
 
The Elston Memorial Home and Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
3. The Elston Memorial Home and Markers
 

 
Also see . . .  The "Dorothy Q." name and More. information about the Daughters of American Revolution and Crawfordsville, Indiana. (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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