Haan Museum – 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair – Connecticut House

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Connecticut House – Located at 920 E. State Street – Lafayette, IN

The Connecticut House was purchased at auction and relocated to Lafayette, Indiana where it was reconstructed in its present location as a private residence. The building is in excellent shape and was rebuilt with great care and attention to detail.

The Haan Museum of Indiana Art now occupies the building and  is dedicated to displaying paintings by T.C. Steele and other Hoosier artists (i.e. Adams, Forsyth, Stark, and Gruelle) with 100 paintings on display.   Also on display are works of famous Indiana ceramic artists and a display of period American Furniture. Two restored mechanical music boxes are a pieces of history that can be enjoyed by all as they still work flawlessly.


Picture of Connecticut House at 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair………… Photo :http://atthefair.homestead.com

The original house exterior was constructed of white plaster and a jute substrate material that was meant to last a very short time period. It was replaced in Indiana with a brick exterior to maintain durability for centuries.

Link to Website with Complete Information About St. Louis Fair – Connecticut House

Entry Vestibule and Arch into Connecticut House Main Living Area

Main Floor with Oval Architectural Opening to the Second Floor


Dual Staircases with Access to Upper Floor – Christmas Decorations where apart of the Festive Atmosphere

Large Living Room with Two of Larger 1904 St Louis Fair Vases on Display

1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Vase – Largest in the World- 7 ft. Tall – Appeared on Dave Letterman’s Late Show during th 1970’s

1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Vase – Smallest of Collections 3 Vases Exhibited at the Haan Museum

1904 St. Louis Fair Statue – Exhibited in Austrian Pavilion


Picture of Pottery Display at St. Louis World’s Fair Austrian Exhibit

House was originally heated by Fireplaces in a number of prominent rooms.

1904 St. Louis World’s Fairgrounds Map – Approx 1,300 Acress with 1500 Buildings

Location of Connecticut House on  Upper Left Hand Corner of Map – Adjacent Much Larger Pennsylvania House

Exterior Sculpture Garden at Rear of Haan Museum in Lafayette, IN