This was Samuel's father's house, and where Samuel
The home was built between 1863 & 1867. The lot
cost $5000, and the house ended up costing $125,000.
...a LOT of money in the 1860's.
When it was sold again in 1899, to John S McDonald, it only fetched
The Official New Albany, Indiana,
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site page can be found at http://www.in.gov/ism/HistoricSites/Culbertson/Historic.asp
The house is just across the river from Louisville and is open for tours.
The New Albany Mansion is also famous for it's ghost
The house was built by architects Joseph and William
Banes in the style of the Second French Empire. The mansard roof
was clad in imported tin with a 3-foot railing. The house required
30 servants to maintain the family in style. They lived above the
carriage house, in the rear of the main building and on the 3rd floor.
A Culbertson Timeline
William S Culbertson
of New Albany, IN and his three wives:
Eliza Vance Culbertson
Rebecca Keith Culbertson
William S Culbertson Mansion, New Albany, IN
of William Stuart Culbertson
About Samuel and his family:
1886 Wedding of Samuel A Culbertson / Louise
Louise Craig Culbertson, wife of Samuel A.
Samuel & Louise Culbertson's 1st house 1886
Telegram from Mrs. Sam Culbertson to the War Dept 1899
1918: Samuel Culbertson enlists in the army
Culbertson Family vacationing at Narragansett,
Churchill Downs years