The Layman family lived in a large Second Empire styled home at 29 South Audubon Road (see previous post). They owned the home from 1887 until its demise in 1952. James Townsend Layman (1844-1922), a Civil War veteran, was a partner with Simeon Carey in a wholesale firm downtown. He also served as an elected official in numerous capacities both as an Indianapolis city councilman and as a member of the Indiana Senate. Cora Layman (died in 1930) was an active clubwoman and helped to raise the couple's six children.
In the top image James Townsend Layman and his wife Cora Layman pose in front of their home at 29 South Audubon Road in 1910. In the bottom photo Mr. and Mrs. Layman again in 1910 pose outside with some of their children. These images are courtesy of Isabelle Layman Troyer.