(Michigan City, IN) - Historic Barker Mansion in Michigan City is being renovated.
Ownership of the well over century-old mansion has been transferred from the city to a not-for-profit group responsible for maintaining the property. The mansion is closed right now because it’s undergoing a $2 million restoration.
Despite the renovation, officials say the structure is expected to reopen for the annual Christmas at Barker Mansion. The mansion is also used for other public events and private gatherings such as weddings. New exhibits are also planned for the reopening.
The mansion was built by John Barker, who made a fortune in Michigan City in the railroad industry.