Coxhall Mansion

Coxhall Mansion sits on the grounds of Coxhall Gardens in Carmel. This weekend the home was opened to the public for the first time, for a holiday tour to raise money for its preservation and upkeep. Each room was lavishly decorated for the holidays by area designers and Mom and I really enjoyed seeing both the holiday decorations and the interior rooms of the home. It was built in 1974 and the holiday decorations were kept in line with the decade. Coxhall Mansion was the home of Jesse and Beulah Cox, who donated the land for the park to Hamilton County so it would be preserved. Cox was an entrpreneur who owned six drapery plants in the Midwest. Coxhall Mansion was built in the style of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia. On the same property sits a Victorian home from 1865 that belonged to John Williams, of one of Hamilton County's earliest settlers.
I love the bright splash of color the mums make around the statue. I'm surprised this is from the 70s.
posted November 29th, 2011  
Wow, it does look like the Governor’s Mansion in WIlliamsburg! I would have guess it was a lot older. It looks huge.
posted November 30th, 2011  
Wow! Gorgeous capture! :0)
posted November 30th, 2011  
@catheniale They bid on the land twice before they were successful in buying it. They lived in a modest home on the property (still standing) while this one was being constructed. There was some more detail in the program, but I had to rush out the door and cut my caption short. @lisjam1 It is huge inside. The third floor is a ballroom with a jukebox in it. One of the songs in the jukebox is "Jesse." The basement is sort of a "man cave" with his office on one side and a Bavarian-looking bar on the other side. An elevator was added as he aged, to easily move among the 4 floors. Beulah died about ten years before he did. @cjwhite Thank you for always have such nice comments on my photos.
posted November 30th, 2011  
This beautifully balanced. You have taken so many great photos at the coxhall garden and I have yet to go. Thanks for the history lesson. I am also surprised it is from 1974.
posted December 1st, 2011  
Beautiful-looking mansion, and you've captured its stature so well! It makes me want to visit.
posted December 1st, 2011  
Great image-love the elegant architecture!!!:)
posted December 1st, 2011  
i am sure you must have really enjoyed the tour of this place.
it looks grand outside too.
posted December 2nd, 2011  
great structure, I have never seen this and I live in Indy.
posted December 3rd, 2011  
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