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Riley, James Whitcomb, House

Indianapolis, Indiana
County of Marion.
528 Lockerbie Street
National Register Number: 66000799
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: IN-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
From 1893 until his death, this two story Victorian style brick building was the home of James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), the "Hoosier poet". Riley wrote in the American vernacular on homespun subjects; his residence contains memorabilia of his life and career.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

1. $100,000 in repairs to copper flashing as a result of hail damage in 2007 2. replaced the furnace in 2008 3. ultra-violet lights installed for mold control 4. duct work cleaned and all wiring checked and repaired where needed.


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