House History

Resources for researching the history of a house, with a link to a tutorial for beginners.

Web Sites

Online Databases

Indianapolis Star Archive
Complete full-text coverage from the Indianapolis Star back to 1999, including obituaries but excluding paid advertisements and free-lance writers.

Related Guides


Organization Links

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
402 W. Washington St, W274
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2739
317-232-1646

Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-639-4534
800-450-4534

Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
City-County Bldg #2060
200 E. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4406

Indiana Historical Society Library
450 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-232-1882

Indiana State Library
140 N. Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-3689 (Genealogy Division)
317-232-3670 (Indiana Division)

Marion County Recorder
City-County Bldg. #721
200 E. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4020

Library Materials

American House Styles A Concise Guide

American House Styles A Concise Guide
Baker, John Milnes
728.37 BAK