Thomas W. Swinney House
Thomas W. Swinney House
|Location||1424 W. Jefferson St., Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian, Eastlake porch|
|NRHP reference #||81000026|
|Added to NRHP||April 27, 1981|
Thomas W. Swinney House, also known as The Swinney Homestead, is a historic home located at Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1844-1845 as a 1 1/2-story brick and limestone structure. It was enlarged with a 2 1/2-story, square, Late Victorian style brick wing about 1885. It features an Eastlake Movement front porch. It was built by Thomas J. Swinney, a pioneer settler of Allen County and prominent Fort Wayne businessman. The house and land for Swinney Park were passed to the city of Fort Wayne in 1922. 2–3:
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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.It is located in the Fort Wayne Park and Boulevard System Historic District.
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