Historic Huddleston farmstead acquired
Terry & Gentry Gough purchased the Huddleston farmstead in Cambridge City from Indiana Landmarks. (photo provided)
(photo courtesy: Indiana Landmarks)
Indiana Landmarks has sold the historic Huddleston farmstead in Cambridge City about a year after making the property available. The organization says it was looking for a family that would safeguard the historical and architectural character of the 18-acre property and 182-year-old farmhouse.
The new owners are Terry and Gentry Gough, who are experienced preservationists, according to Indiana Landmarks. They are credited with restoring a 120-year-old house in Greenfield and 95-year-old house in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis.
The family says it intends to live in the farmhouse and use the land as a private family farm to grow crops and raise animals. Eventually, the Goughs intend to turn the property into an educational site to teach historic methods of planting, cooking and preservation.
“We couldn’t have asked for better stewards,” said Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis. “Their vision for the land and its historic structures carries on the legacy and tradition of the Huddleston family and others who have cared for this important historic property.”
The 14-room house was built in 1841 by the Huddleston family. At one time, it served as an inn for travelers along the National Road. In addition to the house, there is an accompanying barn, carriage shed, and smokehouse.
Indiana Landmarks acquired the property in 1974 and used it as a regional office. The organization says it will invest sale proceeds into other threatened historic buildings.