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The William Conner Farm Architectural Drawings collection contains site plans and architectural drawings of the William Conner Farm in Fishers, Indiana, created by architect Robert Frost Daggett.

 

In 1934, pharmaceutical executive Eli Lilly purchased the crumbling, early 1800s Conner house and farm and immediately began to stabilize and restore the house. Lilly hired Daggett, a prominent local architect who had designed Lilly's home just a few years earlier, to oversee the structural work as well as build other homes and outbuildings on the property during the time Lilly operated the property as a farm. He later donated the house and property, which is now known as the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

 

The drawings in this collection reflect Daggett's work on the property, including the Conner house, a garage, well house, and a brick cottage built for Tillman Bubenzer, who worked as Lilly's farm foreman.

 

Drawings and Documents Archive

 
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