SIA 2014 Fall Tour - Sunday October 5, 2014 Events

SIA 2014 Fall Tour – Sunday October 5, 2014 Events







Hotel & Travel

Sunday, October 5

  • Visit Madison or Clifty Falls State Park on your own
  • Opening reception at Shrewsbury-Windle Home – 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • Dinner and orientation at Livery Stable – 6:30 p.m.
  • Cash bar with Indiana beers and wines
  • Shrewsbury-Windle Home and the Livery Stable are within walking distance of each other.  Registrants should plan to drive individually or ride with others from and to Clifty Inn

Clifty Falls State Park – Clifty Falls is the site of Clifty Inn, the Tour Hotel.  The park was founded in 1920 and expanded over time.  It includes the remnants of an 1852 attempt to build a second railroad grade from Madison.  The park includes miles of trails, many of them rugged in nature.

Madison, Indiana – Early Madison is located along the river and below a tall limestone bluff.  (See description for Madison above.)  The 130 block historic district is available for exploring, as is the riverfront with views of the Ohio River and its barge traffic.

Shrewsbury-Windle House – Madison architect Francis Constigan constructed The Shrewsbury-Windle house for Captain Charles L. Shrewsbury in 1846-1849.  The Greek Revival house includes a 53 step freestanding, self-supporting spiral staircase to span three floors.  John and Ann Windle purchased the home in 1948 and were instrumental in preserving Madison’s historic district over the following decades.  The home is now owned by Historic Madison, Inc. and has recently undergone substantial renovation.  It is a National Historic Landmark.

The Livery Stable – The Livery Stable is a few blocks from the Shrewbury-Windle House.  It is event facility for The Broadway Hotel and Tavern that traces its history to its establishment in 1834.