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“Great architecture”

Francis Costigan House
Ranked #13 of 26 things to do in Madison
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Madison, Indiana
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great architecture”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

House is furnished with period furniture and wallpaper and paint is what would have been used in the home in the 1800s. It features at least two curved doorways which are really unusual. If you can make the tour during the Nights Before Christmas (last weekend in Nov and lst in Dec), you will see the home decorated as it was for Christmas in the 1800s. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and able to answer most questions.

Visited December 2012
Thank Kay1947
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Madison, Indiana, United States
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106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A must-see after doing the standards (Lanier Mansion, etc.)”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lots of nice features, both architecturally and furnishings. The tendency is to visit the sites nearest the Lanier Mansion. It's worth a trip to Third Street to see this place.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Rich R
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The house of this fascinating architect, designed by himself, is very cool with many architectural features. I loved all the red in the Parlor

Visited August 2012
Thank jacobtraveler11
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Springfield, Tennessee
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850 reviews
552 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
“The fascinating home of the architect of the Lanier mansion”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

As much as I enjoyed the Lanier mansion, my visit to Madison would not have been complete had I not visited this fascinating small but totally unique home of the architect who designed the Lanier mansion. Much of the unique architecture that is seen at the Lanier house is visible in the Costigan house. In addition, Costigan added many features unique to this house, including many that are pointed out by the very helpful docent. You can walk through the house at you own pace, touring most of the rooms on your own. There are very steep stairs to the upstairs of the house, so I do not recommend it for anyone who has trouble climbing stairs. As one of the many properties owned and restored by Historic Madison, Inc. be sure to ask for a combo ticket that will saved you a lot over the individual tickets.

Visited April 2012
6 Thank Tennessee50plus
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