Cotton-Ropkey House

Also known as: Ropkey House
6360 W. 79th St., Indianapolis, Indiana


Cotton- Ropkey House

Construction on this home was started by John Cotton, in 1848. It remained in the Cotton family until 1937, when the Ropkey family bought it. The Ropkeys sold the land to a developer in 2004. Unfortunately, the developer had other plans for the property and wanted to raze the home. He was persuaded to offer the home to anyone who would move it elsewhere. It has been for sale for two years (as of March 2011) and there have been no takers.

Photo taken by Jack Finney March 2011


Street View 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 22, 1984
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1


19th Century (36,837)
Brick (42,459)
Built 1850 (458)
Built during 1850s (4,622)
Exotic Revival (7,380)
Have Street View (43,076)
House (27,044)
Indiana (2,061)
Indianapolis, Indiana (232)
Isaac Cotton (1)
Italianate (5,079)
Marion County, Indiana (257)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Private owner (54,396)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 23, 2011: New photos from Jack Finney