Dr Asahel Clapp Marker & House
Dr. Clapp came to New Albany in 1818 from Vermont. He married Joel Scribner’s daughter, Mary. He built a two-story brick structure next to the Scribner House on Main street. Today this structure houses the Big 4 Burgers Restaurant. This is the oldest brick building in New Albany. In addition to being a doctor Asahel Clapp is recognized as a botanist, geologist and meteorologist. Dr. Clapp helped to organize the first volunteer fire department in New Albany and was its chief. He owned a drug store and took part in local elections of city officials. He helped to form the Indiana Medical Society in 1820 and was its second president.