#ThursdayDoors — Julian-Clarke Home

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:

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Too blurry? I know, I didn’t want to trespass, either…
Step back:

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Step back s’more:

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Ooh! Pretty!


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


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34 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Julian-Clarke Home

  1. If I, with my grasp of spelling and grammar, can see the mistakes then they are fairly blatant. That guy sure had a full life though.

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  2. LindaGHill says:

    What a gorgeous house! I’d really like to start participating in this prompt. February. Yeah. February for sure.

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  3. abirdman says:

    This is a beautiful home. I love how there are packages waiting out front. Makes it seem very homey.

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    • joey says:

      Right? Thank you! I kinda thought I should go back another day, so I could get a clearer view, but then I thought the package reminds us that the house lives on 🙂


  4. Dan Antion says:

    Wow, if those walls could talk. I love the segmented arch around the door and the arched attic windows. A lot of attention to detail on display here. Is this preserved as a historic house or is it a private residence these days?

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  5. The word “Italianate”…interesting. I love those arches and the detail in the porch columns. Good capture there, Joey. And still..no visible snow. Wow.

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  6. Judy Martin says:

    That is an imposing door on a really pretty house 🙂

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  7. Benson says:

    One beautiful old house. “Walking for doors”. That sounds like a benefit.

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  8. Gorgeous old home. Loved how you started close and moved back – I may have to steal that technique!!

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    Gorgeous old home, but being of a much too practical mind I see it and immediately worry about how much it’d cost to have all that Italianate detail painted. Don’t suppose the Julian-Clarke family considered such things before they built it. They seem like fancy folk.

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  10. jan says:

    That place has got to be haunted, right?

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  11. Handsome house. Love the numbers on the door – don’t see them there very often or ever. I can only imagine how stunning the windows are from the inside. And, I love the chimneys. I’ve never seen any like that. Great one, Joey. 🙂

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a beautiful home. A lot of history has gone on behind that door for sure.
    With a founding member Republican dad and a Democrat son-in-law, that must’ve made for some interesting evening parlor conversations 😀

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  13. Carrie Rubin says:

    It appears some present-day Republicans could learn a thing or two from Julian-Clarke. Gorgeous home and door.

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  14. garym6059 says:

    I didn’t hit the lottery..sigh…but Irvington is quickly moving up the list of Hoosier hangouts for me!

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  15. It’s a beautiful house. I’ve been meaning to track down a specific door here but I’m usually at work…or sleeping.

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  16. I like the house and the history. I find it interesting that the steps come down to grass without connecting directly to the sidewalk.


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  17. reocochran says:

    I loved the personal aside with politics, along with how you led us from a dreamy picture where we could imagine the details to stepping back, clearly in focus and lastly, the whole image which certainly is one of the prettiest door posts, Joey! 🙂

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  18. marianallen says:

    Thanks, Joey! That’s a gorgeous house, and I love the detail around the door. I like the progression of pictures, too. Thanks for the history behind the house. 🙂

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