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The Reitz Home

Built1872
ArchitectHenry Mursinna
Location224 SE 1st St
Evansville, IN

Built for John Augustus Reitz in 1870, the Reitz Home was (obviously) designed to reflect lumber-tycoon and philanthropist's affluence.

A masterpiece of the French Second Empire style, the Reitz family's home was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1973, a year before it was opened to the public for tours.

Boasting hand-laid wood parquet floors, tiled and marbled fireplaces, and hand-painted ceilings (among other refinery), the Reitz Home Museum received a commendation in 2003 from The Victorian Society in America amongst other accolades throughout its decades as a Riverside Historic District staple.