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.
Western Ave., Connersville, IN
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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