To The Benton House
Built in 1873, on a beautifully wooded lot,
The Benton House is a charming example of the Second Empire
style of architecture. For twenty years, it was the home of
Allen R. Benton, twice president of Butler University in Irvington.
The Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation
was formed in 1966 to oversee the purchase and restoration
of The Benton House. The Benton House Association was formed
in 1969 to maintain the home and arrange for its use. Now
The Benton House shines as an example of what an era can do
to preserve its past. In addition, the Irvington Historic
Landmarks Foundation owns and protects the Kile Oak, a giant
Burr Oak tree at 5939 Beechwood Avenue.
This ten-room brick house has fine woodwork
and oak floors and was restored and furnished as a cultural,
historical, social and civic center for community use.
Special tours may be arranged by calling Linda
Hudson, 317 353 1210.