The Garwood House: inspiration for the Golden Dome?
|Garwood House, c. 1900|
|Garwood farm as depicted in LaPorte County History Book, 1874|
Just east of the Garwood house is the William Orr House, constructed in 1875 and designed by Chicago architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke. Edbrooke became a nationally-known architect who designed the Georgia State Capitol and the Treasury Department in Washington DC, among many other large-scale government buildings. But what does this have to do with the Garwood house and the Golden Dome?
|Note the cream-colored brick and burgundy-colored stone trim|
|Note the similarity of materials used|
The Garwood House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.