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Property Name Proctor, William House
Reference Number 13000419
State Indiana
County Crawford
Town Marengo
Street Address 7037 SR 64
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance Exploration/Settlement, Architecture
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The William Proctor House is eligible for the National Register under Criterion A for its association with the settlement of Crawford County. William Proctor began purchasing land in Crawford County in 1825, just seven years after the Indiana General Assembly established the county. By 1835 he was a postmaster for the county and the settlement around his house was known as Proctorville until the post office moved to nearby Marengo in 1852. The house is also eligible under Criterion C for its intact settlement-era architecture. An 1-house originally constructed with Federal details, the dwelling was updated in the historic period when ltalianate architecture became popular. Today both Federal and ltalianate details remain on the house. Although a later-period addition was appended to the rear of the dwelling and a carport replaced a late 19th Century porch (both porch and carport were added a1fter the historic period) on the western side, these additions have been removed. These alterations are not visible from the facade and the rear of the house is being restored to its original look.


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