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Indiana Historical Bureau

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North Western Christian University

Location: 1325 N. College Avenue, east side of street north of I-65 overpass, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau, Old Northside Foundation, and Butler University

ID# : 49.1992.3


Chartered by Indiana General Assembly, 1850. Opened at this site, 1855, on land provided by Ovid Butler. Became Butler University, 1877, after relocation in Irvington. Present location in Fairview Park was made possible through donations by prominent citizens; opened for classes, 1928.


Education, Religion