Arthur Miller Home

The Architecture of Henry F. Frazier

Arthur Miller Home

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library


The Arthur Miller house was built in 1923. It was designed by Henry's son Clarence. Clarence was a prominent architect in Chicago. He designed the observatory at Loyola University and also many homes in Chicago. He had started by working with his father in Henry's offices. Clarence moved to Chicago in 1904 and opened his own architectural office in 1912.

The house is a Colonial Revival style. it was rumored to be a part of the underground railroad. The house that was on the property before this house was built in 1875 and was the first house to built-in Nappanee. The first house had originally been standing in New Paris but when Nappanee was described as Eldorado in the newspaper, the gentleman who owned the house took it apart and brought it to Nappanee.

Arthur Miller had been the owner of the Nappanee Lumber Company. It had a butler's pantry with an outside pass-through. It also had a coal shoot and basement living quarters with a wood-burning fireplace.

Henry Frazier also had another son named Ralph, who also became a prominent architect like his father and brother. He was located in Chicago. After returning from World War I, Ralph entered into architectural work and then eventually opened his own office.

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Architecture of Henry F. Frazier


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