Coldspring Road Mansions & Gardens

Historic early 20th Century mansions

In the early 20th Century the economic barons of Indianapolis built a series of exquisite mansions along the hills of the White River north of downtown Indy. Oldfields, also called the Lilly House and Gardens, is completely restored on the Newfields campus. The Marian University campus nearby is home to the Allison Mansion, also known as the Riverdale Estate, which featured a garden designed by prominent landscape architect Jens Jensen that has been partially restored. Marian is also home to the Sommers Mansion and the Wheeler-Stokely Mansion, all converted for university use. Across the river you’ll also find the Golden Hill Historic District that features several notable but private residences.

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