Knightstown Academy

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Knightstown Academy
Knightstown Academy.jpg
Front of the building
Knightstown Academy is located in Indiana
Knightstown Academy
Knightstown Academy is located in the US
Knightstown Academy
Location Carey St., Knightstown, Indiana
Coordinates 39°48′0″N 85°31′29″W / 39.80000°N 85.52472°W / 39.80000; -85.52472Coordinates: 39°48′0″N 85°31′29″W / 39.80000°N 85.52472°W / 39.80000; -85.52472
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1876[2]
Architect John A. Hasecoster[2]
Architectural style Second Empire[2]:98
NRHP Reference # 76000022[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1976

The Knightstown Academy is a historic school building located at Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana. It was built as a Quaker Academy in 1876 and affiliated with the Society of Friends.[2] The building is located north of the National Road (US 40) on Cary at Washington Street. The building was designed in Second Empire style.[2] It has a mansard roof and twin four story towers that are topped by a telescope and a globe. After the building ceased to be used as an academy, it functioned for many years as the local public high school.[3] It is now an apartment building. The attached gymnasium was used as the home court of the Hickory Huskers in the 1985 movie Hoosiers.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] It is located in Knightstown Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Trent, Karen Pyle. Knightstown. Arcadia Publishing: Mount Pleasant (2010). ISBN 0738578231
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Note: This includes Mrs. R. Thomas Mayhill (July 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Knightstown Academy" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.  and Accompanying photographs.

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