Do we even have talented people today that could build something like this Romanesque Revival with High Victorian Gothic details? The cost back in 1887 was $500,000, what would the cost be today? Well your in luck! Today's cost would be 2,440.6% more in 2018 figuring an average inflation rate of 2.50% per year. The bottom line is $500,000 in 1887 would be, are your ready?, $12,702,793.50 in 2018. That's a difference of $12,202,793.50.