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This manse has since been eradicated; the same fate many hope befalls the industry that made the man who built it rich. This photograph shows the home's impressive Indiana limestone facade in the Italian Renaissance style. The property stretched through the block to fit horse stables in the rear. Despite its grandeur and opulence, this home did not stand to see its 50th birthdaynot because of a fault of engineering, but because a population surge required more compact housing throughout the city. Where is this property, and to whom did it belong?
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