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|U.S. National Register of Historic Places|
|U.S. National Historic Landmark District|
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|Location:||1200 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Area:||32 acres (13 ha)|
|Architect:||Davis, Lewis Ketchem; Olmsted Brothers|
|Architectural style(s):||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|Added to NRHP:||June 15, 2000 (original)|
July 31, 2003 (increase)
|Designated NHLD:||July 31, 2003|
|NRHP Reference#:||00000676 and 03001041|
Oldfields, also known as Landon-Lilly Estate, is a part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens is an elegant 26-acre (110,000 m2) estate and historic house museum located on the grounds of IMA. At the heart of Oldfields is Lilly House, the 22-room mansion that was once the home of Josiah K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist. Lilly House has undergone historic restoration and is now open to the public. Oldfields' gardens and grounds were designed in the 1920s by Percival Gallagher of the landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers.
Lilly House features eight furnished historic rooms on the main level. The majority of these rooms reflect the 1930s period of the Lilly family's occupancy, and almost 90 percent of the furnishings and decorative arts objects featured belonged to the Lillys and were used in the home.
The upper level of Lilly House, which offers expansive views of Oldfields' landscape and gardens, features historical and interactive exhibits, where visitors may learn more about the American Country Place era, Oldfields' development as a country estate, and Indianapolis in the early 20th century. The second level also features samples of J. K. Lilly's collections of books, gold coins, military miniatures and nautical items.
The historic district includes 10 contributing buildings, 6 contributing sites, 11 contributing structures, and 11 contributing objects.
- ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.
- ^ a b "Oldfields (Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. House)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=-276937780&ResourceType=District. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ^ Carolyn Schlief, Carolyn Pitts, and Patty Henry (September 10, 2001), [Expression error: Missing operand for > PDF (32 KB)], National Park Service and PDF (32 KB)
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