The Oaklands

  • Address: 1815 W Michigan Ave
  • Phone: (269) 387-4073
  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Lodging , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Lodging category: Upscale Lodging
  • Available for private functions

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The Oaklands


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1870/00/00 In 1869, builder Robert Babcock buys 16 acres on the old Territorial Road and moves into a new 23-room Italianate Villa the next year.
1876/06/00 Hours before The Oaklands is to be auctioned to pay a $12,000 debt owed to local wagonmaker Benjamin Austin, it is destroyed by a fire. Austin rebuilds the home with the original brick walls and lives in it with his family through the 1880s.
1893/00/00 Daniel Streeter Home Benjamin Austin gives The Oaklands to his daughter, Amelia, and her husband, Daniel Streeter.
1895/00/00 Daniel Streeter Owner, Breeder Peter the Great, winner of every heat in the Kentucky Futurity in 1898 and sire of nearly 600 standard record harness racers, is born at The Oaklands.

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Particulars for The Oaklands:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Sport Horse Racing
Current Use Lodging
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State
Private Event Wedding Venue

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 83000865
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architectural Style: Gothic
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1869, 1870
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function:

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Lodging category Casual Lodging
Lodging Style Grand Home
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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