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Architects

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

William McGuire and Wilbur C. Shook

One of the last structures designed by the long and productive partnership of William McGuire and Wilbur C. Shook was Holy Trinity Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church, built on the site of the earlier Franklin Vonnegut home (4011 Pennsylvania). McGuire, born in Rushville, Indiana, attended Purdue University. Shook, a native of Versailles, Indiana, received his architecture

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Frederick Wallick

The home designed by Frederick Wallick for Charles Mayer, Jr. was constructed in 1924-1925. The Indiana Construction Recorder announced its value at $35,000, but the building permit issued 27 September 1924 listed the value as $38,000. The...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

George and McLucas

One of the largest homes in Washington Park is the Elmer Crane house (4170 Washington Boulevard). The brick and stone English Tudor Revival structure was designed by the firm of George and McLucas. William Morton Herriott lived...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Mothershead and Fitton

The Indianapolis firm of Mothershead and Fitton designed two homes in Washington Park. Owen Mothershead was in charge of engineering and construction while Harry Fitton took care of the design. Known for their outstanding apartment design they...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Edward D. Pierre

Architect Edward D. Pierre came to Indianapolis to practice in the 1920s partnering with George Caleb Wright from 1926 to 1944. Pierre was the designer and Wright managed the business and engineering design. The firm designed and...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

William F. Nelson

William F. Nelson designed and constructed residences in and around Washington Park. His office was just a few blocks east of Washington Park and from that site he conducted a thriving business. His designs include at least...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Fermor Spencer Cannon

Fermor Spencer Cannon had family ties to the Washington Park neighborhood. Cannon was an Indianapolis native, son of the founder of Railroadmen’s Savings and Loan. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1911, he returned to...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Lee Burns

The career of Lee Burns was varied and long. He was born in Bloomfield, Indiana, but grew up in Indianapolis. Not only was Lee Burns an architect but he also had his own real estate and construction...

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...

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...

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