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Stout House

 
 
Stout House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 19, 2019
1. Stout House Marker
Inscription.  Frances Connecticut Stout (1854-1933) was a successful businesswoman who epitomized African-American determination and strength in Indianapolis. In the late 1880s, Frances and her husband Benjamin became the first African-American stand-holders in the Indianapolis City Market. They developed a substantial clientele in what was known as the "carriage trade" Stout manufactured all of her goods at her home, selling squab, hominy, rabbits, and produce. A lifelong Bethel A.M.E. member, she continued her business after her husband's death in 1909. By the time of her death in 1933, Stout had acquired a considerable estate that was later sold to the city for the construction of Lockefield Gardens.
 
Erected by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 39° 46.463′ N, 86° 11.065′ 
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W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Downtown. Marker is on Hine Street west of Limestone Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1324 Hine Street, 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. Montgomery House (a few steps from this marker); Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Boaz House (within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick House (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sewall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Orvis House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Stout House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 19, 2019
2. Stout House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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