A 120-year-old Bedford mansion is selling at auction Monday. The Bedford C.S. Norton Mansion, built in 1897 using Indiana limestone, spans 8,000 square feet in the heart of downtown Bedford.
The house has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and 11-foot ceilings. It was built by C.S. Norton, a pioneer in the limestone industry. The mansion, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, is known as the "Limestone Castle" to many locals. It was built with limestone from his Blue Hole Quarry operation.
Corydon-based Beckort Auctions LLC will conduct the auction Monday. Auctioneer Brian Beckort says the house "truly captures the definition of the word ‘mansion.’" You can find more information on the auction by clicking here.