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 Indianapolis
Benton House
Benton House is located in Indiana
Benton House
Benton House is located in the United States
Benton House
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°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
Area0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built1873 (1873)
Architectural styleSecond Empire
NRHP reference #73000034[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 20, 1973

The Benton House is a historic home located at Irvington, a historic neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. Built in 1873, the home housed Allen R. Benton, a former president of Butler University in Irvington. It is a two-story, Second Empire style brick dwelling with a mansard roof. It sits on a rugged stone foundation and features an entrance tower and ornate windows.[2]

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.[1]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Benton House" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ Benton House history Archived 2011-12-30 at the Wayback Machine

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