The Hermitage (Brookville, Indiana)
|Location||650 E. 8th St., Brookville, Indiana|
|Area||6.1 acres (2.5 ha)|
|Built||c. 1835, 1898|
|Built by||Adams, John Ottis; et.al.|
|NRHP reference No.||04000209|
|Added to NRHP||March 22, 2004|
The Hermitage, also known as the John Ottis Adams and Winifred Brady Adams Home and Studio, is a historic home located at Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana. The original house was built about 1835 by well-to-do paper manufacturer James Henry Speer. It was reconfigured in 1898 by John Ottis Adams and his wife Winifred Brady Adams.
It is a 1 1/2-story, Bungalow / American Craftsman inspired frame dwelling sheathed in clapboard. A full-width front porch supported by 17 tapered columns. At each end of the house are artist's studios, built for each of the Adamses. A rear section rises to 2 1/2-stories. Also on the property are the levee built after a flood in 1913, contributing gazebo (c. 1910), pergola (c. 1910), and outhouse.
Originally painter J. Ottis Adams (1851-1927) shared the house and studios with another artist. By 1899 he and his wife Winifred Brady Adams, a still-life painter, took over full possession of the property.:2–3
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-11-01. Note: This includes Martha Shea and Paul Diebold (March 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: The Hermitage" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs.