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The Frank H. Wheeler Estate Photographs digital collection contains 39 images of the estate, known as Hawkeye, taken by H. H. Coburn Company soon after the house was built. Also included is a portrait of Douglas Wheeler, the son of Frank and Stella Wheeler.

 

Now a part of Marian College`s campus, the Wheeler/Williams/Stokeley Estate was originally built in 1912-13 by the architect William L. Price for automotive industrialist Frank H. Wheeler and his family. Wheeler, one of the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and owner of Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor Company, instructed the architect to design a "home that was luxurious without being ostentatious," and the result was a stunning Mediterranean-style mansion that included a four-story water tower with apartments, man-made lake with an island, Japanese teahouse, and fruit orchards.

 

Drawings and Documents ArchiveCollege of Architecture and Planning

 
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