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Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hunt House Hotel

Federal Style

 

— 1819 —

 
Hunt House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
1. Hunt House Hotel Marker
Inscription.  
1812 • Jacob Horner buys lot #157, builds log tavern on corner.
1817 • Jesse Hunt leases Horner’s Tavern.
1818 • Hunt purchases and removes log tavern.
1819 • Hunt builds first 3-story brick building in Indiana, Benj. Stockman, brick mason. Livestock drovers enter tavern through cellar.
c.1825 • Hunt buys lot #158; 3-story additions to east & south. Hunt House operates over 50 years.
c.1885 • Known as Grand Hotel; remodeled after floods of 1882-83-84, pressed metal cornice added.
c.1900 • Operating as Anderson House.
c.1920 • Perry A. Kind operates King Hotel until 70's. Bedford stone facing added c.1960.
1988 • Hunts Tavern restaurant closes. Hotel vacant, for sale.
1993 • T.J.R. Contractors Inc. Guts interior for senior housing. Riverboat gaming approved for Lawrenceburg.
1994 • Golden Nugget buys hotel and three blocks on south side of High Street.
1998 • Demolition permit issued: lawsuit prevents demolition.
1999 • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana buys hotel and 13 other buildings downtown.
2000 • Facade restoration and stabilization
Hunt House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
2. Hunt House Hotel Marker
The marker is the one on the left in the photo.
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completed.
2003 • United Community Bank buys hotel and begins restoration.
2004 • United Community Bank opens Corporate Headquarters and branch operation.
 
Erected by Historic Lawrenceburg, Greendale Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceLandmarksSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 39° 5.556′ N, 84° 50.843′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrenceburgh (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Samuel C. Vance (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Also see . . .  Jesse Hunt House Hotel. (Submitted on August 30, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Hunt House Hotel Marker - and - Lawrenceburg Levee Town Clock image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
3. Hunt House Hotel Marker - and - Lawrenceburg Levee Town Clock
The marker is the one on the left in the photo.
 
South Side of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
4. South Side of the Building
Lawrenceburgh Levee at the Ohio River image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
5. Lawrenceburgh Levee at the Ohio River
Levee Clock - - Bell Schedule . . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
6. Levee Clock - - Bell Schedule . . .
Keep an eye on your watch. The bells of the Levee clock can be loud on top of the Levee.
South Ramp to - Walkway on top of the Levee - with - Clock on Top... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
7. South Ramp to - Walkway on top of the Levee - with - Clock on Top...
Looking North : : On Top of Levee Clock - - Walkway. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
8. Looking North : : On Top of Levee Clock - - Walkway. . .
Some of the Levee Clock Bells image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
9. Some of the Levee Clock Bells
South Set - - Military Service - Statues image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
10. South Set - - Military Service - Statues
The statues move about when the Levee Clock Chimes...
North Set - - Emergancy Responders - Statues image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
11. North Set - - Emergancy Responders - Statues
The statues also - move about when the Levee Clock chimes...
Looking South - - Ivy Tech Community College & Levee Top image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
12. Looking South - - Ivy Tech Community College & Levee Top
The Levee is on the other side of Ivy Tech Community College - on high elevation. (Just wonder about the chiming during class time. Hope it is between classes.)
Looking North / East : : View of Cincinnati, Ohio - from the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Clock Levee. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
13. Looking North / East : : View of Cincinnati, Ohio - from the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Clock Levee.
River Watch Center and its Crew. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
14. River Watch Center and its Crew.
There are a number of items that keep the crew busy beside watching the Ohio River for problems of flooding. The Watch Center is South of the Levee Clock on the Ohio River. It has steel tubes and tracks to allow for the raising of the water level.
Lawrenceburg Clock Levee image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
15. Lawrenceburg Clock Levee
As seen from the recreational area looking North/East to the Levee and the parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,393 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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