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Ransom House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 19, 2019
1. Ransom House Marker
Inscription.  Freeman Briley Ransom (1884-1947) studied theology at Walden University and Law at Columbia University. Moving to Indianapolis in 1911, he boarded with C.J. Walker, became the company's attorney, and eventually served as the Madam Walker Company until his death. Ransom held a variety of civic and elected positions including Indianapolis City Councilman, President of Flanner house, State School for the Blind Trustee, Democratic National Convention Alternate Delegate, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Trustee and legal consultant to the NAACP. The family home at 848 North California Street stands today in a neighborhood now named after him.
 
Erected by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
 
Location. 39° 46.423′ N, 86° 11.022′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on Limestone Street north of Vermont Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morton-Finney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rubins House
Ransom House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 19, 2019
2. Ransom House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hardrick House (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarke House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett House (within shouting distance of this marker); International House (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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