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Francis Costigan House

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Great for History buffs

Very interesting to hear the history of this site. They have it decorated at Christmas in period... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
brendabeit
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Madison, Indiana
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
RMWinters
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Rushville, Indiana
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3 Sep 2018
“Great for History buffs”
8 Aug 2017
“Unusual house worth the visit.”
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very interesting to hear the history of this site. They have it decorated at Christmas in period Decor.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank brendabeit
Historic M, Public Relations Manager at Francis Costigan House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your review! Great site for someone interested in architecture, for sure. We will have the house on the Nights Before Christmas Tour this year.

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: October 2014
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.

Date of experience: July 2014
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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.

Date of experience: November 2013
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

Date of experience: September 2013
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

Date of experience: September 2013
6  Thank JBIndianapolis
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Lbjtdj
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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.
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