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Indiana Landmarks to Restore LaPorte Historic Home

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) _ A historic preservation group plans to restore a 113-year-old home in northern Indiana formerly owned by two prominent families.
The Times of Munster reports Indiana Landmarks announced Friday it plans to restore the Scott-Rumely house in LaPorte and hopes to protect the site by nominating it to the National Register of Historic Places. The classical revival home was built in 1901 and was occupied until 1979 by the Scott and Rumely families. Emmet Scott, who built the home, served as mayor of LaPorte. His daughter, Fanny, married Edward Rumely, a physician who took part in his family's tractor business and owned the New York Evening Mail. He also was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt.
The mansion will be placed on the market after repairs are made.

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