|Title: Grouseland The Home of William Henry Harrison
Artist: Scott Kiefer
Size: 10″ x 8″ (Paper), 8 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ (Image).
Details: Stamped with International Archive symbol and printed with the artist’s signature. Grouseland, called the “White House of the West,” was the first brick home in the Indiana Territory. In the frontier village of Vincennes it seemed a palatial mansion. It was built on a knoll overlooking the Wabash River near a walnut grove. It was where where four children were born to the Harrisons. After they returned to North Bend, Ohio, two more children were born to them, giving them a family of ten children. The house is significant because several treaties with the Indians were signed in the Council Chamber. Further, the house was the center of the social life of the area, and it also served as a fortress in the times of Indian dangers. The seventeen-room house had a two-and-a-half-story great house and a one-and-a-half- story dependency. It was inspired by Harrison’s first home, Berkeley, a plantation estate built on the James River in Virginia.