Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hunt House Hotel
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 completed.
2003 • United Community Bank buys hotel and begins restoration.
2004 • United Community Bank opens Corporate Headquarters and branch operation.
Erected by Greendale Foundation.
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.
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 - - Dearborn County Lawrenceburg Indiana (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); 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 . . . The Jesse Hunt House::. Courtesy of "Silver Creek Engineering Inc." - - has old photos of building in its early disrepair. (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then. 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.