JFD Lanier Mansion, 1844
AboutThis Greek Revival style home was erected for the wealthy frontier banker, JFD Lanier, and given to the State of Indiana by his descendants. It is considered to be the "Crown Jewel" of Madison's National Historic Landmark District. The mansion was designed and built by noted architect Francis Costigan. The Indiana Society assisted in the refurbishing of the house and re-created a formal garden.
National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
DirectionsMadison is located on the Ohio River at the junction of Hwys. # 62 and # 64, two hours south of Indianapolis and 25 miles northeast of Louisville. The Lanier Mansion and garden overlook the river at Elm and First Streets.