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Wallace, General Lew, Study

Crawfordsville, Indiana
County of Montgomery.
Pike Street and Wallace Avenue
National Register Number: 76000013
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-4 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
From 1898 until his death, this was the study of Lew Wallace (1827-1905), American general, diplomat, and author. During the Civil War, Wallace played an important part in the victory at Fort Donelson and the Battle of Monocacy, Maryland; after the war's end, he served on the military tribunal that tried and convicted the conspirators in Lincoln's assassination. During Reconstruction, he was an influential Radical Republican. His novel, "Ben Hur," was published in 1880.

The study is in need of corrective measures to resolve issues of water infiltration and general deterioration. The carriage house was recently rehabilitated to accommodate the site gift shop and storage needs.

A CAP report has resulted in the production of construction drawings for priority work needed on the study and the site administrator is seeking sources of funding.

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