Lilly Biological Laboratories

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Lilly Biological Laboratories
Lilly Biological Laboratories at Greenfield.jpg
Lilly Biological Laboratories, March 2011
Lilly Biological Laboratories is located in Indiana
Lilly Biological Laboratories
Lilly Biological Laboratories is located in the US
Lilly Biological Laboratories
LocationWest of Greenfield off U.S. Route 40, Greenfield, Indiana
Coordinates39°46′51″N 85°47′51″W / 39.78083°N 85.79750°W / 39.78083; -85.79750Coordinates: 39°46′51″N 85°47′51″W / 39.78083°N 85.79750°W / 39.78083; -85.79750
Area2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built1913 (1913)-1914
ArchitectDaggett, Robert Frost
Architectural styleMission/spanish Revival
NRHP reference #77000016[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 23, 1977

Lilly Biological Laboratories, also known as Eli Lilly and Company and Greenfield Laboratories, is a historic laboratory complex located at Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana. It was designed by Robert Frost Daggett and built in 1913-1914 for the Eli Lilly and Company. The complex consists of three buildings: the Tower Building flanked by two adjacent two-story buildings connected to the main building by pergolas. The buildings are in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with red tile roofs and arched openings. The Tower Building features a prominent 80-foot tall tower with five levels topped by a pyramidal red tile roof.[2]:2

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


  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 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Eugene F. Rodman (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lilly Biological Laboratories" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying photographs.