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Benton House Location: S. Downey Ave. Benton House, an iconic landmark in the Irvington neighborhood built inis named for Allen Benton who was president of Northwest Christian University now Butler University when the university was in the eastside neighborhood.
He then moved to Rush County, Indiana the following year, where he started a classical school that he ran until He left the school to study at the University of Rochester in New York before taking a job as a professor of Benton house indianapolis languages at Northwest Christian University in He became president of the university in and served until when he reed in protest over the low salaries for faculty members. Inhe returned to Northwest Christian as a philosophy professor and then d the presidency from to He died in He was married to Silence Howard Benton, who was active in the Disciples of Christ and wrote devotional literature from her home.
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