Westleigh Farms

Coordinates: 40°44′06″N 86°00′18″W / 40.73500°N 86.00500°W / 40.73500; -86.00500
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Westleigh Farms
Westleigh Farms barn, January 2011
Westleigh Farms is located in Indiana
Westleigh Farms
Westleigh Farms is located in the United States
Westleigh Farms
Location2107 S. Frances Slocum Trail, east of Peru, Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana
Coordinates40°44′06″N 86°00′18″W / 40.73500°N 86.00500°W / 40.73500; -86.00500
Area17 acres (6.9 ha)
Builtc. 1913 (1913)
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No.03000976[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 28, 2003

Westleigh Farms is a historic home and farm located in Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana. The farmhouse, known as the Porter-Cole House, was built about 1913, It is an asymmetrical two-story, brick dwelling in the Classical Revival style. The other main building is an imposing gambrel roof traverse frame barn over a basement (c. 1913). Also on the property are the contributing power house / garage, calving barn / shop, brick tenant's house, and summer kitchen.[2]: 5 

Westleigh Farms was the childhood home of composer and songwriter Cole Porter.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". 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 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Andrew M. Stalter and Suzanne Stanis (May 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Westleigh Farms" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying photographs.