Connersville, Indiana: Vivian's Dollhouse Grave

Vivian Mae Allison was only seven when she died in 1899. Her dad was building her a dollhouse, so it was repurposed as her tombstone.

Address:
Western Ave., Connersville, IN
Directions:
City Cemetery. Just north of downtown. Grave is on the northwest corner of the cemetery, visible from the east side of Western Ave., roughly parallel with 14th St. It's a dollhouse, so it's small.
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Dollhouse grave.

Vivian's Dollhouse Grave

When visiting the dollhouse grave in Connersville, the best place to park is on North Grand Ave.

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 10/03/2019]

A peek in the window of the dollhouse grave.

Dollhouse Tombstone

There is a one-story dollhouse as a tombstone in town. The child was only seven when she died and her dad was building this for her before her death.

[sharon, 09/23/2017]

Vivian Mae Allison died in 1899. The dollhouse is wood with a tin roof and glass windows. Her dad was a carpenter; he mom sewed the interior rug. The dollhouse is maintained by volunteers, and often repainted in gaudy Victorian house colors. October 2019: Photo added.


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