The beautiful brick home located at 5720 Lowell Avenue is one of the best examples of the Prairie style located within the city of Indianapolis. Built in 1923, the first folks to call this stunning structure “home” were members of the Lavelle family. Thomas Aloysius and Flora McDonnell Lavelle along with four of their seven children moved in and remained until 1939. Mr. Lavelle owned and ran a large foundry so he could afford the $15,000 price tag for tasteful home. Prairie architects sought to create a uniquely American style free of the European rules. The Lavelle home is unlike any other in the neighborhood. Thankfully, it has been beautifully restored.
|On the porch of their new home at 5720 Lowell Avenue: Thomas and Flora Lavelle with their children John, Lucy, Florence, and Nancy c1925|
|Gathering in the backyard of 5720 Lowell Avenue c1925: Flora, Thomas, Lucy, Nancy, Florence, and John Lavelle|