Knightstown Academy, Carey Street, Knightstown, Henry County, IN
1984 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: The Knightstown Academy is one of the most unique examples of Second Empire style architecture in Indiana. Its most distinctive features are the handsome square towers which are capped with elaborate convex mansard roofs and ornate dormers and symbols of science - the globe and the telescope that stand at the peaks of the tower roofs. The steep mansard roofs of the building are enhanced with polychrome slate roofing and ornate metal brackets that are placed below the projecting eaves. Metal trim and ornamentation is characteristic in the upper level of the building. The lower level of the Academy is brick with a limestone base. The original section of the building was constructed in 1876 with a matching addition built ten years later.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-52
Survey number: HABS IN-198