For those of us who are overly sentimental and who also happen to live in historic homes, it seems a common practice–maybe even a point of pride–to refer to the home not with the surname of the current owner, but one of years’ past. Today’s Friday Favorite is commonly referred to throughout Herron-Morton Place as the Wishard Mansion, since this was the home of the Dr. William Niles Wishard family from 1907-1941. And since we recently learned that the beloved Wishard name is to be erased from the revered hospital bearing the name, we’re going to have to insist that this gorgeous home always be known as the old Wishard home, estate, mansion or homestead–please!
Sadly, it had been carved into many apartments at one time–as many in the area were. But we wonder what life was like here for the Wishard family? Dr. Wishard is widely accepted as one of the most well-respected and well-known doctors in Indianapolis history.
2050 North Delaware was recently renovated–and though it looks like a brand new mansion inside, the outside has been meticulously restored, beautifully preserving that part of its historic character. It is going on the market any second and the romantic in me hopes a well-respected doctor moves in.