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“For me the princess of the rivers (sorry, St. Louis; forgive me, Memphis) is unquestionably Madison, Indiana. To walk through Madison’s leafy streets is to vow faithfulness to this regal lady forever. Any city with a Federal-style house like the one Judge Jeremiah Sullivan built at Poplar and Second in 1818 could make a claim to royalty; Madison has dozens of other houses almost as old and fine.” From: “Eighteen Places Where You Can Live Better for Less” Charles Kuralt, Family Circle-February, 1972
“Madison, Indiana, is often called a living museum of styles, building types and eras, but the accent is on the living.” America’s Forgotten Architecture, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“Madison is not a nostalgic reconstruction of the past, but an actual, living town with an integrity and charm found in very few places any more in North America.” Michael Lykoudis, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
“Historic Madison, Inc.has been the driving force in the comprehensive preservation of the heritage resources of this scenic Ohio River Community….Madison is a gem in Indiana’s preservation network.” Frank O’Bannon, Governor, State of Indiana
“The efforts that have been made to preserve this Ohio River treasure [Madison] can, and should, serve as a model for preservation partnerships throughout the country.” Joseph E. Kernan, Governor, State of Indiana