Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hunt House Hotel
— 1819 —
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
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: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Settlements & 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.)
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.