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Indiana Landmarks Members Central Region Holiday Open House 2017

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Indianapolis Propylaeum

1410 North Delaware Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Enjoy refreshments and the company of other Indiana Landmarks members, staff, and board at our Holiday Open House in Indianapolis, one of four we’re offering in December.

You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, soft drinks, and coffee at “The Prop.” Founded as a social and cultural women’s club by suffragist May Wright Sewall in 1888, the Propylaeum bought the Delaware Street home for its clubhouse in 1923. Built for beer baron John Schmidt in 1890, the house retains lavish details inside and out: carved limestone ornament, fireplaces framed in Rookwood Pottery tiles, custom-made chandeliers, plaster medallions, wall stenciling, and ceiling murals celebrating famous authors. (Today, the club welcomes men as members). The landmark is handicapped accessible.

The Propylaeum’s carriage house, with an unusual claim to historical fame, also will be open to tour. In 1925, the Propylaeum offered the carriage house for rent to the newly formed Children’s Museum Association. While the site never operated as the official Children’s Museum, neighborhood kids stopped by to check out the growing collection.

We’re also offering a Holiday Open House bonus: walk about a block north to 1500 North Delaware Street to visit the 1904 Meredith Nicholson House owned by Indiana Humanities, which has been undergoing renovation.

Free for Indiana Landmarks Members with your RSVP.

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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