By Deborah Rotman

Reports of Investigation 48, Archaeological Resource Management Service, Ball State University

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Abstract

An Archaeological excavation at the President Benjamin Harrison Home in Indianapolis, Indiana was conducted under a Department of Interior Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grant administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.  The purpose of the project was to investigate the location of the former carriage house.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the foundation of this structure and associated cultural deposits were present.  the location of this outbuilding was the focus of archaeological excavation.  The artifacts and other data recovered provide information regarding the dimensions of the building, the use of its three bays, and other aspects of the Harrison occupation of the property.