Monday, August 18, 2014

Henry Crawford, early merchant

Stone Front -  where Crawford's business was located

Henry Crawford
Henry Crawford came to Crawfordsville as an early pioneer and owned dry goods stores in Waveland and Crawfordsville. At one time his business was next to the Courthouse and was called the "Stone Front." By 1850 Crawford had amassed $29,630 in real estate at the age of 48. After his passing (with a half a million dollar fortune) his family donated his home to Wabash College (Lambda Chi House). It was also rumored Henry Crawford was involved with the Underground Railroad. 

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