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Diedrich A. Bohlen photograph

Diedrich A. Bohlen (1827-1890) came to America in 1851 from the German kingdom of Hanover. He moved to Indianapolis and founded an architectural firm that would become Bohlen, Meyer, Gibson & Associates, the oldest architectural firm in Indiana. His firm designed such famous Indianapolis landmarks as the Murat Temple and the Majestic Building. Bohlen himself designed the Morris-Butler House, the original St. Vincent's Hospital, Roberts Park Methodist Church, and the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Stein, Theodore. Our Old School: Historical Sketch of the German English Independent School of Indianapolis, 1939. Call Number: LD7501.I52 S7 Location: IUPUI UNIV LIB Special Coll Ref (non-circulating).
Diedrich Bohlen photo
Photograph of Diedrich A. Bohlen as pictured in: Stein, Theodore. Our Old School: Historical Sketch of the German English Independent School of Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Chetenham-Aetna Press, 1913. p. 41.

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