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Francis Costigan House

408 W 3rd St, Madison, IN 47250-3343
+1 812-265-2967
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Unusual house worth the visit.

Nice tour by a sweet volunteer Guide. Interesting to see what the architect of the Lanier House did... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Rushville, Indiana
Pocket Doors

This home was amazing. Every inch was utilized including the pocket front door. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
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8 Aug 2017
“Unusual house worth the visit.”
1 Nov 2016
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408 W 3rd St, Madison, IN 47250-3343
+1 812-265-2967
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice tour by a sweet volunteer Guide. Interesting to see what the architect of the Lanier House did with the limited space in his own house. Not tons of info here, but worth the $ and the support to the Historical Group.

Thank RMWinters
Historic M, Public Relations Manager at Francis Costigan House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for visiting our Costigan House site. It is an unusual house built by Costigan. We have very little on the man and his family, but lots on the buildings that he designed and may have had a part of building as well.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

This home was amazing. Every inch was utilized including the pocket front door. The tour guide enhanced our tour with her friendliness and knowledge. If you visit, look for the swing gate.

Thank clark957
Reviewed 10 June 2016

An interesting house that is definitely a period piece. Nicely furnished. Our guide was friendly and very nice but not as knowable as would have liked.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We visited all the mansions in Madison and this was our favorite. It's not just another old house full of old furniture. This place is a masterpiece of design and style built by a genius. The docent was knowledgeable and friendly man. It's nice to...More

2  Thank indiana b
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Francis Costigan was a prominent architect in Madison in the 19th century, and more than a dozen homes and a major church of his design still stand in the city's historic district. This particular house was built for his own family over 150 years ago,...More

4  Thank bellerophon4
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Visited here during our trip to Madison for the day, was a nice place, the design work was interesting to see.

Thank BackYardDad
Reviewed 28 December 2013

It was one of the historical museum houses that was on the 2013 Christmas tour of homes and it is considered a architectural masterpiece of how fit a wonderful home into a very narrow lot.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I'm a local who visits HMI properties with house guests at least monthly if not more often. I sometimes stand outside waiting to avoid paying full price for a tour I know by heart. Lots of tourist towns offer a discount for locals to encourage...More

1  Thank madison1960
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Ever wonder what an architect's design for his own home would look like? Ever wonder what it would have looked like in the 19th Century? Here it is, full of unique, delightful details. This house is only a few blocks North of the Lanier Mansion,...More

6  Thank JBIndianapolis
Reviewed 30 July 2013

House is furnished with period furniture and wallpaper and paint is what would have been used in the home in the 1800s. It features at least two curved doorways which are really unusual. If you can make the tour during the Nights Before Christmas (last...More

Thank Kay1947
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30 October 2016|
Response from Historic M | Property representative |
Did you find information on your home? Just checking to see as I am sure you did. Much historical research can be found at the JCHS Archives as well as the upstairs of the library on Main.