In 1910 architect Wendell Phillips of Boston designed this home for William Irwin, a local banker, industrialist and philanthropist. The highlight is the garden, a beautiful maze based on the Casa degli Innamorati in Pompeii. It is open to the public on spring, summer and autumn weekends. Interesting to note, only the English sundial and a Japanese bronze elephant sculpture don't follow the Italitan motif.
Located down along the Flatrock River, just before it joins with the Driftwood River to form the East Fork of the White River is a wonderful city park. Mill Run Park covered the flood plain of these three rivers. In the spring, the waters will rise and some if not a lot of the park will be underwater. The rest of the year, it is a haven from the bustle of the city. Lots of trails, ballfields, and picnic areas. Sitting on the loop road is the New Brownsville Covered Bridge
The bridge was moved here from Brownsville, east near the Ohio border, north of Whitewater State Memorial, south if I-70 and Richmond, Indiana. It was then the New Brownsville Road Bridge.
Do not miss this moving tribute to those who lost their lives in conflicts of the 20th century. It also reminds us what the ultimate achievement of war really is: the destruction of the sanctity of family.
Twenty-five, 40-foot limestone columns contain the names of 171 service men and woman (no typo) and some heart-wrenching letters, all written by local soliders (I believe), etched into the stone.
The Bartholomew County Courthouse was built in 1871 from a design by Isaac Hodgson using the French Rennaisance Style of architecture with some French Second Empire aspects. The county was named for a famed Indian military man General Joseph Bartholomew, who was wounded in the Battle of Tippecanoe. To me, this is one of the prettiest courthouses in the state.
Local convinience shops are very helpful to sell booze. I prefer to keep the booze in a paper bag. This way people don't know if I am drinking booze or drinking apple juice. Many assume apple juice, I believe.
I prefer to sit by the river to drink the booze because I can watch fish and children. Sometimes I give them booze, but mostly keep it to myself because I like booze and not fish.
Built in 1874, the Bartholomew County Courthouse suposedly was the first fireproof building in Indiana. That hasn't stopped many renovations over the years, including a copper top added in 1954 to replace a slate roof. A distinctive Indiana courthouse, this French-Renaissance building really fits in well with the rest of the town's look and feel.