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  • Little House on 16th

    I just saw that little white house that sits outside of turn 2 at IMS. It is in the parking lot of the Motel.

    I was wondering if anyone has any history or good stories about that house they could share.

    I am ashamed to say that I never really noticed it before and I have been by it probably 200 times. Usually when I am in front of it, my eyes are fixated that beautiful 2.5 mile slice of heaven that is sitting right behind it.

    Thanks in advance for the info.

  • #2
    What - Mari's house?


    • #3
      I thought the President of IMS used to live there back in the twenties or thirties. I thought I read a Donald Davidson piece in the Star about it and how he would commute to the IMS office in downtown Indy.
      It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...


      • #4
        I thought that Clarence Cagle, the superintendent of the grounds lived many days there too.

        I think the house was also moved into the position. I don't think that is it's original location.


        • #5
          The "mouse house" used to be Cagle's residence..

          Mari has since had it renovated and uses it to entertain and as a part time residence.

          It's been in it's current location as long as I can remember. Rumors have it being torn down when/if the current motel is replaced/renovated.

          Yes I do have some funny/interesting tales but none that can be related here.
          "Living well is the best revenge"

          George Herbert


          • #6
            That house has always been there. Clarence just planted a bunch of shrubs and trees around it to buffer it from the motel and 16th street.

            "Ooh woo, I'm a Rebel just for kicks, now
            I been feeling it since 1966, now..."


            • #7
              I'd hate to see that house go. It is part of the lore. I hope they'll consider moving it over by the golf course somewhere for posterity.

              Has anyone heard what the new hotel will look like?
              Barney Oldfield - AJ Foyt - Jim Clark - Dan Gurney - IMS - IMS YT - INDYCAR - INDYCAR YT


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