Community House #2
402 Main St., New Harmony, Indiana 47631
Community House #2 functioned as a community building for both the Harmonists and Owen-Maclure societies. Built in 1822, the building was one of four dormitories use by the Harmonists to house members of the community who did not have established families. In 1825, the building was purchased, along with the rest of the town, by Robert Owen, a wealthy Welsh social reformer and industrialist.
From 1831 to 1940, the building was the site of a variety of businesses including a hotel, a tavern, a rooming house, an industrial shop, a print shop, a cigar factory, a hardware store, and the café. In 1940, it was purchased by the State of Indiana which still maintains the site today. Explore the amazing life of Community House #2 further on one of Historic New Harmony’s offered tours.
The property is managed by the IN State Museum & Historic Sites 812-682-3702