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Oldfields (Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. House)

Indianapolis, Indiana
County of Marion.
1200 W. 38th Street
National Register Number: 03001041
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-10 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 31, 2003):
Oldfields is a prime surviving example of the estate landscapes constructed by American businessmen and industrialists during the Country Place Era, approximately between 1885 and 1939. It is particularly rare as an estate landscape designed by the distinguished Olmsted Brothers firm that is still extant in its original form. The second owner of the house, Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., was influential as a collector, philanthropist, humanitarian and businessman as President and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eli Lilly Company and the Lilly Endowment.

There are no threats at this time.

1. Re-stuccoed the chimneys 2. window redesign still pending 3. greenhouse renovations almost complete (glass and utility systems in 2007-2008) 4. Other out buildings being renovated 5. developing long range maintenance plan

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