Morris-Butler House Museum, Indianapolis

Morris-Butler House Museum, Indianapolis

The Morris-Butler House is a Second Empire-style house built in 1864-65 in Indianapolis. It is part of Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis. It is preserved as a museum home by Indiana Landmarks. The house contains many original features and pieces of furniture in Victorian & Post-Victorian styles. John Morris, the son of an Indianapolis settler, had the house built by architect D.A. Bohlen in 1864.

The house is located in what was then a suburb of Indianapolis, an area now known as the Old Northside. The makeup of the neighborhood at that point was quite different from before, with most of the homes being occupied by low-income renters and many homes suffering from neglect. The house was used as an artists' studio, gallery, and apartments between 1957 and 1964.

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Sight Name: Morris-Butler House Museum
Sight Location: Indianapolis, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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