Photo, Print, Drawing Vinton House Inn, National Road (U.S. Route 40), Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN Hotel Kirby United States Hotel
About this Item
- Vinton House Inn, National Road (U.S. Route 40), Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN
- Other Title
- Hotel Kirby United States Hotel
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Rieser, Aaron
- Clifford, Jonathan H
- Kleine, Gregory E
- Ball State University, sponsor
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Latitude / Longitude
- - STORED OFF SITE AND ON SITE. mchr
- - 1983 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
- - Significance: The Vinton House Inn, opened by E.G. Vinton circa 1849, was situated at the junction of the Whitewater Canal and the National Road, two major arteries of commerce which fostered the growth and development of Cambridge City and central Indiana. Built before the demise of Indiana's canal system, when innovations in transport were altering the map of the Midwest, the Vinton House was, in its day, considered Cambridge City's finest hotel and a major stop for travelers along the National Road. The previously transmitted drawing set has inaccurate information on its title sheet. The original builder and owner of the Vinton House was Aaron Rieser. The property was originally known as the United States Hotel and it was built during 1847. Rieser's father-in-law, John P. Sauer initially purchased the land and financed construction. Rieser left for the California gold rush in 1849 and rented the property to Elbridge Gerry Vinton. Vinton rented the hotel for 18 years and then purchased it and changed the name to the Vinton House. He managed the hotel for a total of 64 years. His daughters operated it after his death in 1913 until it was sold in 1919.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-62
- - Survey number: HABS IN-191
- - Building/structure dates: 1847 Initial Construction
- Measured Drawing(s): 2
- Data Page(s): 3
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS IND,89-CAMB,2-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
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- Online Format
- Measured Drawing(s): 2 | Data Page(s): 3
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Aaron Rieser, Jonathan H Clifford, Gregory E Kleine, and Sponsor Ball State University. Vinton House Inn, National Road U.S. Route 40, Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN. Cambridge City Indiana Wayne County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0224/. (Accessed October 23, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Rieser, A., Clifford, J. H., Kleine, G. E. & Ball State University, S. (1933) Vinton House Inn, National Road U.S. Route 40, Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN. Cambridge City Indiana Wayne County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0224/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Vinton House Inn, National Road U.S. Route 40, Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/in0224/>.