“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookville in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Hermitage

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By Gregory Roos, May 26, 2021
1. The Hermitage Marker
Inscription.  J. Ottis Adams and T. C. Steele, Indiana artists came to Brookville in 1898 and selected this site on which to erect their studios which they called "The Hermitage". It was home for an art colony for several years, where artists, J. Ottis Adams. T.C. Steele, William Forsythe and Otto Starke painted. To the east of this point stood the old Speer's Mill
Erected 1971 by Twin Forks Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 39° 25.38′ N, 85° 0.26′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Street and River Street, on the left when traveling east on East 8th Street. The marker stands the grounds of the Hermitage Bed and Breakfast "Aunt Marthas.". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 655 E 8th St, Brookville IN 47012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Brookville's Grandstand (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Brookville Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Brown Ray (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brookville College (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Purple Heart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goodwin Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brookville's Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brookville Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Gregory Roos of Cincinnati, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Gregory Roos of Cincinnati, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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