Historical landmarks and buildings are some of the hardest real estate purchases to obtain. Mostly because there is so much interest in the homes and the historical value they hold, so in turn this brings more offers and rising costs. If you don't have a ton of money, purchasing a historical home or building may never been obtainable for you.
If you are lucky enough to do so, there are a ton of rules that come with owning the property. There are oftentimes tons of restrictions around the things you may change within or around the home, what kind of changes you can make to the property, and more. This home in Indiana seems to be a little less restricted but holds significant history.
We're all familiar with the history of the Underground Railroad and how many cities across Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio are known for helping runaway slaves reach freedom in the North. This home is part of that legendary tale as it is known to be one of the many stops that travelers would make while passing through Indiana.
Lucky for those who are interested in history or are related to someone who was a part of the Underground Railroad they have an opportunity to buy this home for a swift $270,000. Let's take a look inside of this beautiful home.
Indiana Home Used in The Underground Railroad Up For Sale
An 1844 Shugart Home in Marion Indiana was used in the Underground Railroad to help individuals reach the north and freedom.
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See Inside the Mt. Vernon Home Rumored to be Part of the Underground Railroad
Located at 917 Mill Street in Mt. Vernon, less than a mile north of the Ohio River, there are a few different rumors of how the Robin Hill home was involved in helping slaves escape to the North. One rumor suggested there was a tunnel underneath the home slaves would use to pass through after getting off a boat on the river. That rumor has been debunked
, but there once was a creek that ran near the home which was so overgrown with plants it looked like a tunnel. It is believed slaves used the creek as a pathway as they headed north. The home's current owner, Brian Alldredge, says he heard someone who lived or worked at the home during that time period would hang a colored blanket over the balcony to let those assisting the slaves know whether or not it was safe to pass with one particular color providing a green light, so to speak, and another warning there were people in the area looking for runaway slaves (some people in the North were known to capture slaves and send them back to the South).
The home went through a $700,000 remodel from 2001-2008 which included a new foundation and main support walls, all new floor joist and floors, new roof, new windows, and new drywall. It's currently for sale on Zillow
with an asking price of $412,500