Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elston Memorial Home
Col. Isaac C. Elston Home
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 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′ Touch 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. ¼ mile away); Federal Land Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Otto Schlemmer Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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,
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.]
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.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Civil Rights • Patriots & Patriotism •
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