19 S Huntington St, Peru, IN
Cole Porter was born in and spent the first ten years of his life in this home at 17-19 South Huntington Street. Cole wrote several of his early songs (including The Bob-O-Link Waltz) here, his beginning as an unparalleled composer and lyricist. In 2004, the home was purchased by Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre, Inc. and it is being restored to it’s 1891 condition. Part of that restoration includes turning part of the home into a historical inn. The Cole Porter Inn currently features a gift shop and reception area, Kate’s Parlor, and three elegant suites: the Cole Porter Suite, the Anything Goes Suite and the Night & Day Suite.