Location: West Indianapolis
John S. Miley, lumber merchant and landowner
John Miley was an early businessman in Indianapolis. He was born around 1816 in Wurtemburg, Germany. In 1874, he ran a saw mill, named the Indianapolis Walnut Saw Mills, at 446 N. Mississippi (now Senate), but he and his wife Elizabeth lived west of the city on the National Road. Much of his land later became the “Miley’s Addition” subdivision, where Miley Ave. runs through.
All photos courtesy Sergio Bennett.