Historic Home of John Hammond III '76 Spotlighted in Indianapolis Star
July 11, 2010
July 11, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "For the past 20 years, John Hammond III and his wife, Diana Hamilton, have worked to painstakingly restore their Indianapolis home," notes today's Indianapolis Star, which features the residence in its "HomeFinder" section. "Built in 1863 and once called the Cosby-Lauter House, the three-story brick house is a piece of Hoosier history. It neighbors the Ovid Butler house and Kurt Vonnegut's childhood home." (photos by Frank Espich/Indianapolis Star)
Hammond, an attorney with Ice Miller and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, explains, "At one time, it was the fraternal lodge of the Knights of Pythias. The men's organization offered members in good standing health benefits. Eventually the health benefits became American United Life [Insurance Company]."
The home was in great need of repair in 1990, when Hammond and Hamilton purchased the property at a sheriff's sale. The article by Deb Buehler details the restoration that followed, and is accompanied by several photos of the interior of the residence.
Access it at IndyStar.com.
A veteran of Indiana state government, John Hammond served as a key aide to former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, serving as senior executive assistant for legislative affairs and education policy and chief legislative liaison. Since leaving state government in 1988, he has led the governmental and public affairs programs for several major Indiana firms. He is a member of DePauw's Board of Visitors.Back