Old Main (Franklin College)

Franklin College-Old Main is a historic academic building located on the campus of Franklin College in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana. The building consists of three sections: the north wing constructed in 1847, the south wing constructed in 1855, and the middle section connecting the two wings in 1888 The wings are each three stories tall, while the middle section is four stories and topped by a bell tower and observatory. The building is in a Late Victorian / Gothic style.[2]: 2 

Franklin College-Old Main
Old Main at Franklin College.jpg
Old Main at Franklin College, April 2008
Old Main (Franklin College) is located in Indiana
Old Main (Franklin College)
Old Main (Franklin College) is located in the United States
Old Main (Franklin College)
Location600 E. Monroe St., Franklin, Indiana
Coordinates39°28′46″N 86°2′50″W / 39.47944°N 86.04722°W / 39.47944; -86.04722Coordinates: 39°28′46″N 86°2′50″W / 39.47944°N 86.04722°W / 39.47944; -86.04722
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1847 (1847), 1855, 1888
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No.75000022[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 29, 1975

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Raymond C. Fetterley (July 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Franklin College-Old Main" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying photographs.