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Old Speer Mills in Brookville

By Indiana Historical Society and Ben Winans


Just east of Brookville, the artists came across the Butler house, built in 1835. Bordered on two sides by the Whitewater River, it stood near two crumbling mills. Inspired by the scenery, they saw the house as a place where they could work undisturbed. After several visits they bought the house for $1,200 plus painting commissions. The home needed to be enlarged to hold both artists and their families, so two wings were added with a 100-foot porch uniting them

Topics: Mills; Aerial views, Destination Indiana - The Hermitage
Year: 1900
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