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Benton House

Benton House
The Benton House, a symbol of Irvington
Benton House
Location Indianapolis, Indiana

39°45′56″N 86°4′34″W / 39.76556°N 86.07611°W / 39.76556; -86.07611Coordinates: 39°45′56″N 86°4′34″W / 39.76556°N 86.07611°W / 39.76556; -86.07611

Area 545 acres (221 ha)
Built 1870
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Bungalow/Craftsman, American Four Square
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000034[1]
Added to NRHP May 29, 1987

The Benton house is a symbol of Irvington. Built in 1873, the home housed Allen R. Benton, a former president of Butler University in Irvington. The Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation was formed in 1966 to oversee the purchase and restoration of the Benton House. It now serves as a meeting place for the foundation and can be rented for private parties. All proceeds from events go toward the maintenance of the Benton House and future renovations. In 1973 the home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Benton House is also listed as an Indiana Museum. It is the only house on the National Register on the Indianapolis East Side listed in the Historic Register that is available to the public.[2]


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