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Grouseland (William Henry Harrison House)

Vincennes, Indiana
County of Knox.
3 West Scott Street
National Register Number: 66000018
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: IN-8 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
From 1804 to 1812, this was the home of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), during which time he was Territorial Governor of Indiana and the foremost defender of American expansion into the region. At Grouseland were held a number of highly important conferences with leaders of the Indian Nations of the Old Northwest, including Tecumseh (1768-1813), leader of the Shawnee. In 1840, Harrison was elected the 9th President of the United States; he died shortly after assuming office.

Condition:
1. Complete roof restoration needed including down spouts and gutters. 2. Leak in the craft room - repairs pending 3. Heat and humidity damage to collection is a major concern 4. Urgent need of tuck-pointing of exterior brick - damage is visible on the interior 5. Install monitors on cracks caused by earthquake of April 2008 6. Vincennes University is building an access road on the west end of the property.

1 . Foundation has begun development of a five year management plan. 2. First Street Railroad crossing is complete and open 3. efforts underway to obtain adjacent property and restore the walnut grove, the site of the 1810/1811 meetings with Governor Harrison and Tecumseh.


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