Brendonwood Historic District

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Brendonwood Historic District
Lawrence Drive in Brendonwood.jpg
Lawrence Drive in Brendonwood, March 2011
Brendonwood Historic District is located in Indianapolis
Brendonwood Historic District
Brendonwood Historic District is located in Indiana
Brendonwood Historic District
Brendonwood Historic District is located in the United States
Brendonwood Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Fall Creek, 56th St., and Brendon Forest Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°51′40″N 86°03′58″W / 39.86111°N 86.06611°W / 39.86111; -86.06611Coordinates: 39°51′40″N 86°03′58″W / 39.86111°N 86.06611°W / 39.86111; -86.06611
Area350 acres (140 ha)
Built1917 (1917)
ArchitectLewis, Charles S.;
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference No.04001313[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 6, 2004

Brendonwood Historic District, also known as Brendonwood Common, is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses 85 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 1 contributing object in a planned suburban residential section of Indianapolis. 350 acres on the eastern edge of Millersville with Fall Creek as the western boundary was the vision of Charles S. Lewis for a self-regulated residential zone of 110 plots. Noted landscape architect George E. Kessler was hired to develop the planned community. The district developed between about 1917 and 1954, and includes representative examples of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. Notable contributing resources include the Common House (1924), golf course, Two Knolls (1951-1952), Farlook (1939), Springhead (1934), Dearwald (1927), Wancroft (1940), Larkwing (1952), Grasmere (1937-1938), Wetermain (1921), Whispering Trees (1952-1953), Glen Gate (1922-1923), Witching View (1928-1929), Long Ridge (1923-1924) and Great Maple (1948).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System – (#04001313)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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 Sallie W. Rowland (June 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Brendonwood Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01., Site map, and Accompanying photographs

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