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James Whitcomb Riley Home

James Whitcomb Riley Home in Indianapolis
James Whitcomb Riley Home in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association

This 1872 home in Indianapolis, a National Historic Landmark, is considered by historical experts to be one of the most perfectly preserved Victorian houses in the United States.

It was here that Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley spent the last 23 years of his life. Lockerbie Square, where the Riley home is located, is a restored 19th century downtown residential area called Lockerbie Square.

The oldest Indianapolis neighborhood to be included in the National Register of Historic Places, Lockerbie is characterized by old-fashioned street lights, a cobblestone street and many restored homes, condominiums and apartment buildings.