Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Home of Caroline Scott Harrison

National Historic Landmark

 

—American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —

 
The Home of Caroline Scott Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
1. The Home of Caroline Scott Harrison Marker
Inscription.
The home of
Caroline Scott Harrison
First President General
National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
1890-1892
and
Benjamin Harrison
Twenty Third President of the
United States
Erected in 1871
Presented by
Indiana
Daughers of the American Revoution
October 1959

 
Erected 1959 by Indiana Daughers of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 434.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.042′ N, 86° 9.254′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Delaware Street and East 11th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Delaware Street. Touch for map. Located on the front porch of the Benjamin Harrison House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. General Benjamin Harrison (a few steps from this marker); The Old Northside (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Freeman
Several Plaques on the Front Porch of the Harrison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
2. Several Plaques on the Front Porch of the Harrison House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ovid Butler, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Widows and Orphans Friends’ Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zerelda G. Wallace (approx. half a mile away); First Indiana State Meeting of the Christian Churches (approx. half a mile away); North Western Christian University (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Regarding The Home of Caroline Scott Harrison. The President Benjamin Harrison Home was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. This home is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

When the newly married Benjamin and Caroline Scott Harrison moved to Indianapolis in 1854, they joined First Presbyterian Church, becoming active members of the congregation.
The Benjamin Harrison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
3. The Benjamin Harrison House
In 1868, the Harrisons purchased a lot on North Delaware Street and hired Herman T. Brandt to design their home. Built between 1874 and 1875, the 10,000 square-foot brick Italianate home consisted of sixteen rooms, an attic, and a basement. In 1893, when the widowed Harrison returned from Washington, D.C., the house was modernized and redecorated. A neoclassical wraparound porch was built at the front, and a butler’s pantry and a second floor bathroom added at the rear. The house is maintained as part of the President Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

 
Also see . . .
1. The Benjamin Harrison Home. (Submitted on January 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Statement of significance for this former home. (Submitted on August 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable BuildingsWomen
 
Side View of the Harrison House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
4. Side View of the Harrison House
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
5. National Register Plaque
Benjamin Harrison Home
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site prossesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1964
Benjamin Harrison Home Rededication image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
6. Benjamin Harrison Home Rededication
On this date, October 6, 1974,
100 years after original construction,
the restored home of Benjamin Harrison,
our nation's 23rd President, was rededicated.
Renovation was accomplished by the
President Benjamin Harrison Foundation
with generous support from
Arthur Jordon Foundation
and Lilly Endowment, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement