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Joseph H. Finch House, 128 South Main Street, English, Crawford County, IN

Joseph H. Finch House, 128 South Main Street, English, Crawford County, IN

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Significance: The Joseph H. Finch House is architecturally significant on the local level as a well-preserved example of a small-scale, Queen Anne-style residential building, and is the best example of this style in the town of English. Its asymmetrical massing, polygonal bays, patterned-shingle gable fronts, and porch with decorative woodwork are all hallmarks of this style. The interior is also notable for its wealth of original woodwork, including three Queen Anne-style fireplace mantels. The house was built in 1898 by Joseph H. Finch, a locally-prominent hotelier and businessman, during a period of prosperity and increased building activity in English. This period coincided with the arrival of the railroad in 1883, the town's incorporation in 1884, and the relocation of the Crawford County seat to English in 1893.
Survey number: HABS IN-235



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