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221 E. 13th St., 1993

Description: On slide mount: 221 & 225 E. 13th St.
Butler-McGibeny House221 East 13th Streetc. 1899The Queen Anne style of this house is somewhat obscured by later alterations of siding and the porch, but the open gable with the hood at the apex, and asymmetrical openings show the basic style. It was built by Thomas and Mary Butler. The first residents were Hugh and Grace McGibeny.McGibeny (1868-1960) was a member of the McGibeny Family, a musical touring group billed as the "Largest Musical Family in the World." He was a founder of the old Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and served as concert master from 1898-1910. For 40 years he taught violin at the Metropolitan School of Music, a forerunner of the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music.Grace McGibeny, his wife, was also a faculty member at the Metropolitan School of Music. Active in public affairs, she aided in the organization of the Indianapolis chapter of the American Red Cross and served as a member of its executive committee. She was also a member of the Mayor's Committee for the Department of Public Welfare. The McGibenys left this address about 1922.Old Northside Historic Area Preservation Plan, 1979
single-family dwelling
Origin: 1993-07
Collection: Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission Image Collection
Copyright: In Copyright
Geography: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States,, 39.76838, -86.15804
Subjects: Historic buildings--Indiana--Indianapolis
Built environment
Historic districts
Butler, Thomas
Butler, Mary
McGibeny, Hugh, 1868-1960
McGibeny, Grace
Queen Anne Style
gable roofs
clapboard siding

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