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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Rubush and Hunter

The firm of Rubush and Hunter was responsible for the most unusual home design in the Washington Park Historic District. The home of Clark E. Mallery (4160 Washington Boulevard) was designed in a subtle V- shape. Neighborhood lore says the design was to allow for a large tree Mallery did not want destroyed. There is

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Frank Hunter

The homes of Frank Hunter dominate the district with eight houses identified as his designs, though several others bear the mark of his fine residential architecture. Hunter’s career was long and varied. Born in Kentucky, he moved...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Clarence Martindale

Clarence Martindale was well established in Indianapolis when he designed the home of Senator Albert Beveridge in 1908 (4035 Washington Boulevard). Martindale was born in 1866 in Indianapolis, the son of Judge Elijah Martindale. He opened his...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Robert Frost Daggett

At the time of his death in 1955, Robert Frost Daggett was the acknowledged dean of architecture in Indianapolis. Daggett, born in Indianapolis in 1875, attended the Herron School of Art before beginning his study of architecture...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Dr. Joseph Eastman/J.K. Lilly, Jr. House

4050 Washington Boulevard, Colonial Revival, 1897- 98, 1919 The Eastman house, built in 1897-1898, was a large two-and a-half-story frame house with porches along the main (east) façade as well as the south. The main block of...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Harry Hartley House

4051 Washington Boulevard, French Chateau, 1925 The home that William Russ designed for Harry Hartley and his family is unique in the Washington Park Historic District. According to Mary Katherine Wilde, Hartley’s niece, Hartley and his wife sent...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Melville S. Cohn House

4111 Washington Boulevard, Georgian Revival, 1921 The Cohn house is a beautiful example of very formal Georgian Revival architecture. The two-and-a-half story brick home is five bays. The unknown architect designed the house with a central entry...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Senator Albert J. Beveridge House

4164 Washington Boulevard, Classical Revival, 1908 The stucco house is L-shaped with the family living quarters placed in the long wing and the service areas in the short wing of the house. The house is set back...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

William Morton Herriott/Elmer Crane House

4170 Washington Boulevard Tudor Revival, 1915, 1920 This large, brick and stone home is a virtual pattern book for the Tudor Revival style. The large, central block of the house is intersected with a shallow crossfan light...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Macy W. Malott House

4268 Washington Boulevard Classical Revival/Italian Villa, 1926 Frank Hunter used light buff brick and a green tile roofing material to set the tone for this home. The large, rectangular, main block has a small offset L at...

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