Benton House

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Benton House
Benton House, Irvington, Indianapolis.JPG
The Benton House, a symbol of Irvington
Benton House is located in Indiana
Benton House
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 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, a historic neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 Indianapolis East Side listed in the Historic Register that is available to the public.[2]

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