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T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Nashville

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
In 1907, Steele and his second wife, Selma Neubacher Steele, purchased property in Brown County and began construction of their home, which they named "The House of the Singing Winds."

They built the Large Studio in 1916 to accommodate Steele's work and landscaped the surrounding hillsides to enhance the beauty of their property. Selma created several acres of gardens around the home.

From 1907 to 1921, the Steeles wintered in Indianapolis. They established a home in Bloomington when Steele became artist in residence at Indiana University in 1922. Each spring they returned to their Brown County property.

As Steele's popularity grew, an increasing number of visitors were attracted to Brown County to meet the artist and to see his work and estate. Steele was at the forefront of the state's art movement and is still one of Indiana's most honored artists. His appreciation of nature, combined with his intelligence and capacity for concentrated study, raised his works to an extraordinary level.
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  • Art history and inspiring new art in magnificent surroundings. The trails were tough despite the moderate ranking, my iPhone tallied 28 floors, mostly straight up or down. These are not trails for peo...  read more »
  • I spent a couple of hours here with my two teenage daughters. We enjoyed walking around the beautiful property and taking pictures. We took the tour of the house and studio. Very informative but mostl...  read more »
  • I am not an artist but my wife and her friend are and wanted to visit this place. My buddy and I were with mainly because the ladies wanted to go.. I actually found it interesting, not because of the ...  read more »
  • Need a place to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature????? T.C. Steele is that place.
  • A great little spot to take in some local history.
  • Wonderful historic site with lots to see. House and studio are well preserved. Plus there the grounds and gardens have some great trails.
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