Morris Butler House

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Adjacent to Indiana Landmarks Center, the Victorian-era Morris-Butler House offers a rich, historic ambiance for small gatherings. Built in 1865 in the Second Empire style, Morris-Butler House is an ideal rental venue for smaller weddings, receptions, dinners, and other special events, educational programs, and small meetings. The Morris-Butler House in Indianapolis takes its name from two families who lived there in the nineteenth century. In 1864, John Morris commissioned the construction of his home on land once owned by Ovid Butler, the founder of Butler University. The restoration of Morris-Butler House, followed by the listing of the entire neighborhood—called the Old Northside—in the National Register of Historic Places, acted as catalysts for the revitalization of the area.

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Old Northside

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The Old Northside is a historic community known for its charming Victorian-era architecture, tree-lined streets, and rich cultural heritage. Located just north of Downtown Indianapolis and adjacent to Herron-Morton Place, Kennedy King, and Chatham-Arch, this neighborhood boasts a unique blend of grand historic homes, renovated apartments, and modern developments. The area is also home to several parks, including the scenic Shawn Grove Memorial Park, offering residents and visitors ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Additionally, the Old Northside is celebrated for its thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, theaters, and cultural institutions like the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site contributing to its dynamic and diverse atmosphere. With its historic charm, architectural beauty, and vibrant community spirit, the Old Northside neighborhood continues to be a cherished and sought-after destination in the heart of Indianapolis.

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