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James A. Allison Mansion, 3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN



See 22 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB460588
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

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Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Ca

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Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Ca

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Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Ca

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Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Ca

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Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Ca

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Item Title


Location
3200 Coldspring Road, Indianapolis, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-68
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Significance: Built over a three year period, 1911-1914, this house was constructed of reinforced concrete with an exterior veneer of red brick. The house remains much as it was in 1914 when Indianapolis businessman and entrepreneur, James A. Allison, lived here. A pioneer in the automobile business, Allison was a co-founder of the first company to produce an efficient headlight for early automobiles; in addition, he founded his own company which designed and developed high-powered motor launch engines. Allison was a co-founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and an early financial backer in the development of Miami Beach, Florida.

Related Names
Bass, H. L.
Allison, James A.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1970 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF GRAPE ARBOR Original in Collections of Marian College
3. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF MAIN LOBBY. NOTE DETAIL OF MAHOGANY CARVING AND FIREPLACE MOLDINGS. STAIRWAY STILL SOLID AND WELL MAINTAINED. FLOORS PARQUET. GERMAN SILVER AND BRONZE CHANDELIER VALUED AT $10,000 WHEN PURCHASED IN 1914. Original in Collections of Marian College
4. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF FRENCH ROOM LOOKING AT NORTH END OF ROOM. WALLS COVERED IN SILK WITH HAND- EMBROIDERED APPLIQUES. NOTE CARVINGS AND MOLDINGS IN WHITE GUM WOODWORK. FLOORS ARE PARQUET. Original in Collections of Marian College
5. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BREAKFAST ROOM, LOOKING EAST. WHITE GUM WOODWORK CARRIES ROSE BRANCH DESIGN. NORTH WINDOWS GIVE VIEW OF LAKE; SOUTH WINDOWS OF ROLLING FRONT LAWN. FLOORS PARQUET. Original in Collections of Marian College
6. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF DINING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST. ORIGINAL VELOUR IS STILL ON WALLS AND IN GOOD CONDITION. CARVINGS ON FIREPLACE FEATURE A FRUIT MOTIF. FLOORS PARQUET Original in Collections of Marian College
7. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF LIBRARY LOOKING INTO NORTHEAST OF ROOM; ROOM FEATURES INTRICATE MAHOGANY CARVINGS, ROCKWOOD POTTERY FIREPLACE, WALLS COVERED WITH CARVED DESIGNS ON PRESSED LEATHER. Original in Collections of Marian College
8. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF SLEEPING PORCH, AT NORTH END CAPABLE OF SLEEPING SIX. Original in Collections of Marian College
9. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BEDROOM-QUALITY CARVED WHITE MAHOGANY MOLDING AND FIREPLACE MANTLE WHICH SURROUNDS MARBLE FIREPLACE Original in Collections of Marian College
10. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF GUEST BEDROOM, UNUSUAL PARQUET FLOORS AND PINK MARBLE FIREPLACE Original in Collections of Marian College
11. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BATHROOM, LOOKING AT EAST END. Original in Collections of Marian College
12. Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY CA. 1916 OF BASEMENT DEN, SLOPING GOTHIC CEILING OF CARVED, PRESSED LEATHER. WINDOWS ON SOUTH SIDE OF ROOM ARE MADE FROM MULTI-SIZED AND STAINED BOTTLES SET IN WROUGHT IRON. Original in Collections of Marian College


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