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.