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1845 Greek Revival

Lane Place

Built in 1845, Lane Place was the home of Henry S. and Joanna Lane. Lane was one of the founders of Indiana's Republican Party, chair of the first Republican National Convention, Indiana's 23th governor, and Civil War Senator. Lane helped to secure Abraham Lincoln's nomination for president and was a delegate to Lincoln's funeral. Lane Place has been restored and features many of the original furnishings as well as artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln.

The museum is open for tours March through Mid-December, Wednesday - Friday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. Lane Place is also the headquarters of the Montgomery County Historical Society, open year round Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.

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Brief History of the Greek-Revival home known as Lane Place

Lane Place was a private home until 1939 when Helen Elston Smith (Joanna Lane’s niece) died and willed the house and its contents to the Montgomery County Historical Society. Since then it has been a museum open to the public. 95% of the furnishings belonged to the Lanes or the Elston family (Joanna’s family).

House colors:
White 1845 to 1881
Gray in 1881 in mourning of Henry Lane’s passing
Pink after Helen renovated it into an Italianate villa
Yellow from 1920 to 1945

Archived in October, 2010

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