Bracken House

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Bracken House
General information
Type Residence
Architectural style Georgian Revival
Location 2200 Berwyn Road
Muncie, Indiana 47306
Country United States
Coordinates 40°12′12″N 85°24′44″W / 40.203409°N 85.412136°W / 40.203409; -85.412136Coordinates: 40°12′12″N 85°24′44″W / 40.203409°N 85.412136°W / 40.203409; -85.412136
Named for Alexander and Rosemary Bracken
Completed 1937
Owner Ball State University
Technical details
Floor area 8,600 sq ft (800 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Walter Scholer
Bracken House

The Bracken House is the residence of the President of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The home is located just a few blocks west of the Ball State University campus in the historic neighborhood of Westwood. Many receptions, dinners, and other official university events are hosted at the home. The current residents are Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns and his wife, Jennifer.[1]


Alexander and Rosemary (Ball) Bracken hired respected Lafayette architect, Walter Scholer to design the house. The home was built in the Georgian Revival style. Construction took almost two years, being completed in 1937. It was donated to Ball State by the Brackens in 1998. That same year the University refurbished the home with help from, Scholer Corporation, the successor to the original architecture firm. Only limited renovations were needed to update the home for its current purpose.[1]

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