History



Havilah Beardsley Family

Dr. Havilah Beardsley's family built the first brick house in Elkhart in 1848. Read about the impact of the first Beardsleys as they arrived and thrived in Elkhart, building a legacy for their name.


Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley

Learn more about the husband and wife who lived in Ruthmere-- how they gained their riches, the origin of the name "Ruthmere," and more about their influence in Elkhart.



The Architect

Meet the architect behind the Beaux-Arts design of Ruthmere. English architect E. Hill Turnock is responsible for many of the historic homes in Elkhart.


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