Color Indianapolis: Morris-Butler House

Next up in the Color Indianapolis series: Morris-Butler House! You can find all coloring sheet blog posts at the color indianapolis tag, now easily found under the “blog” menu on the top of my website.


I chose the Morris-Butler House because I knew it would be a fun to color. There’s something about the Second Empire style that is particularly artistic, lending itself well to coloring adventures. This one required more artistic interpretation than the Crown Hill Cemetery gates. As a result, this sketch took longer to finish and includes more complex details.

Let’s chat a little Morris-Butler House history! Morris-Butler House is one of five remaining Second Empire houses in Indianapolis. Constructed in 1865 for John D. Morris, the home is located in the Old Northside neighborhood. Noble Butler moved into the home in 1881 and his family lived in the home until Florence Butler, his daughter, died in January 1957. The house was rescued from demolition during the construction of I-65 by the newly formed Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana (now Indiana Landmarks). The home served as a house museum for many years, it currently serves as an events and programming space for Indiana Landmarks.

Morris Butler House Coloring

You can download the Morris-Butler House Coloring Sheet as a PDF here. I’m really pleased with the end result. Happy coloring!

Please share photos of your completed coloring sheets using the tag #colorindianapolis and share your colorful masterpieces with me on twitter @rainaregan or instagram @raiosunshine! Enjoy!

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