Last week I showed you my pictures of the Irvington Presbyterian Church, and I’m staying in Irvington again this week. Irvington is a historical neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Here are the doors on the Julian-Clarke house:
Too blurry? I know, I didn’t want to trespass, either…
Step back s’more:
12. GEORGE W. JULIAN-CLARKE HOME, 115 S. AUDUBON RD (EASTSIDE OF AUDUBON, NORTH OF FORMER RAILROAD CROSSING): Italianate, 1873, built by George W. Julian, brother of Irvington co-founder Jacob Julian. An ardent abolitionist, Free Soil Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, a founder of the Republican Party, and United States Representative from Wayne County, IN, Julian championed homestead legislation. served on the Committee on the Conduct of the War, and authored the first bill providing for women’s suffrage. While residing in Irvington, he was appointed Surveyor General of New Mexico. His daughter, Grace, married Charles Clarke. Both were influential on the social issues of the day. Grace was active in the organization of the Federation of Women’s Clubs and wrote a colunln in THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Charles was active in the Democratic Party and served a term in the Indiana State Senate. Over the decades of the Julian-Clarke residency, they hosted such persons of note as Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Presidents Cleveland, .Harrison and Wilson.
(The Irvington Historical Society)
*whispers in your ear* Don’tcha hate it when you hafta cite poorly written stuffs? Also, look how this Republican cared about abolition and suffrage! Then his daughter up and married a Democrat, how smart women do.
#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To view other interesting doors, click the link and see what others are posting today.
This post also serves as a jot for Just Jot it January via LindaGHill