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Indiana
Elkhart
Ruthmere
302 East Beardsley Avenue
Elkhart IN  46514
Phone 
219 264-0330
Web Site  http://www.ruthmere.com/
Toll Free  888 287-7696
Description  mansion full of sculpture & art, with conservatory and garden
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus  Garden
Collection A-F  Decorative Arts
Research /Reading  Library
Era  1908

  Evansville

  Reitz Home Museum

  224 SE 1st Street

  Evansville  IN  47713    

  Phone  812 426-1871

  Web Site  http://reitzhome.evansville.net/

  Description  French Second Empire style home decorated with late 1890'sfurniture

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Collection G-M  Furniture

  Era  1871

  New or Updated:  5/18/2006

Indiana
Fountain City
Levi Coffin House
 
113 US 27 North
 
PO Box 77
 
Fountain City  IN  47341    
 
Phone  765 847-2432
 
Alt Phone  765 935-8687
 
Web Site  http://www.waynet.wayne.in.us/nonprofit/coffin.htm
 
E-mail  mailto:waynet@waynet.org
 
Alt Web  http://www.in.gov/ism/HistoricSites/LeviCoffin/Historic.asp
 
Description  one of the major stops on the Underground Railway helping slaves escape
                       
 from the South
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Group Identity  African American
 
Era      19th
 
Owner/Operator:  State of Indiana
 
New or Updated:  07/08/2003

Gentryville
Colonel William Jones House SHS
RR 1 Box 60D
Gentryville IN 47537
Phone 812 937-2802
Web Site http://www.in.gov/enjoyindiana/tripplanner/more.asp?productID=2940
Alt Web http://www.southernin.com/Pages/counties/Spencer/Pages/attractions.html
Description home of mid-19th century merchant, farmer, politician and soldier
Type of Resource House Museum
Kind of Activity Trail
Era 1830
New or Updated: 05/28/2003

Indiana
Greenfield
James Whitcomb Riley Old Home & Museum
250 Main Street
Greenfield IN
Phone 
317 477-4340
Alt Phone  317 462-8539
Web Site  http://www.greenfieldin.org/parks/rileyhouse.htm
Description childhood home of famous poet
Type of Resource  House Museum
Primary Focus  Famous People
Owner/Operator:  City of Greenfield

Hagerstown
Wilbur Wright Birthplace
1525 North 750 E
Hagerstown IN 47346
Phone
765 332-2495
Web Site
http://www.wilburwrightbirthplace.com/
E-mail
mailto:wilbur@nltc.net
Description
birthplace of one of the Wright brothers features full scale replica of 1903 Wright Flyer, family items, period exhibits in several buildings
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
New or Updated: 04/21/2003

Indiana
Indianapolis
Benton House
312 South Downey Ave
Indianapolis IN 46219
Phone
317 357-0318
Web Site
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Description
Type of Resource
House Museum
New or Updated:
05/11/2003

Indianapolis
Hannah House
3801 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46627
Phone 317 787-8486
Web Site ******
Description NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC 24 room mansion and Underground Railroad stop of pre-Civil War state legislator
Type of Resource House Museum
Industry /Profession Politics
New or Updated: 05/26/2003

Indiana
James Whitcomb Riley Home

528 Lockerbie Street
Indianapolis IN  46202
Phone 
317 631-5885
Web Site  http://rileykids.org/house.html
Description  James Whitcomb Riley -- poet
Type of Resource  House Museum
Primary Focus  Famous People
Era  18th

Lockerbie Street Home of James Whitcomb Riley
528 Lockerbie Street
Indianapolis IN
Phone 
317 631-5885
Web Site  http://www.indianahistory.org/heritage/jwr.html
Description  20 year home poet James Whitcomb Riley
Type of Resource  House Museum
Primary Focus  Famous People

Indiana
Morris-Butler House Museum

1204 North Park Avenue
Indianapolis IN  46202
Phone 
317 636-5409
Web Site  http://www.historiclandmarks.org/
E-mail    mbhouse@historiclandmarks.org
Description  restored and furnished 19th century home
Type of Resource  House Museum
Era  1865
Owner/Operator:  Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
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