Independence Day Closing
The Flanner House Branch will be closed on Friday, July 3.
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day, except for the InfoZone which will be open from 10am-5pm.


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, IN 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 
200 E. Washington St
Suite 1801
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4406

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

Indiana State Library
315 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-3675

Marion County Recorder
City-County Bldg
200 E. Washington St
Suite 741
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