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See her paintings in the West Baden Resort’s permanent collection.
The home features eclectic décor, original works of art, stained glass and leaded windows throughout. The cherry floors will lead you to the hand carved oak staircase which will sweep you away to your own private retreat.

French Lick is ideally located in the hills of beautiful southern Indiana. In addition to the French Lick Springs Resort, casino and conference center, one can visit a myriad of nearby popular tourist sites. For additional information refer to attractions on this web site. 

History of the House 
The home was built by Dr. Samuel E. Ryan. He married Amelia D. Hancock of Harrison County, Indiana in 1832. It is there that he was in the mercantile trade for four years. They raised four children in the home. His son, William E. graduated in medicine and accounting. He later took up practice with his father, Samuel E Ryan at the French Lick Springs Resort. 

Dr. Samuel E. Ryan, following his four year stint in Harrison County, continued his medical studies with Dr. John S. Ducate in Fredericksburg, Indiana. He also attended lectures at the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati and Central College of Physicians and Surgeons in Indianapolis. 

Following his studies, he enjoyed a lucrative practice at the French Lick Springs Resort for fifteen years. He leased the resort from Dr. Bowles who was among the first to settle in the French Lick area. He also managed the resort. He had a doctor's office in the home as well. Combined, his practice lasted for twenty-six years.   

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592 South Summit St.
French Lick, Indiana 47432
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