Herron High School - 110 East 16th Street

Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood

Herron High School - 110 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1906

Architecture Style: Italian Revival

Key Features:

  • Symmetrical Aesthetic
  • Full Entablature and Decorative Frieze
  • Windows Only on Lower Level
  • Elaborate Door Surround

The Art Association of Indianapolis established John Herron Art Institute (museum and art school) in 1902, after receiving surprising bequest by John Herron. The building was built in 1906, designed by Vonnegut & Bohn architects. The main classroom building was designed by Paul Philip Cret in 1929. It was the second facility in the nation designed expressly for art education. Herron’s initial faculty included Brandt Steele (son of storied Hoosier Group painter T.C. Steele), J. Ottis Adams, Alfred B. Lyon, Virginia Keep and Helen McKay.

In 1967 the school functions of Herron became part of Indiana University as plans for moving the museum got underway. Two years later, IUPUI was formed. Herron Museum collection formed the nucleus of what would become the IMA, which opened its doors at the new location in 1970

In 1970, the Art Association changed its name to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and moved to its current location at 38th Street & Michigan Road. The building continued to house the Herron School of Art and Design until the early 2000s, when the School of Art moved to the campus of IUPUI, and the building became the home of new charter school, Herron High School.

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This point of interest is part of the tour: Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood


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