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T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Nashville

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Historic Site
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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  • A great place to visit! I often come here in the spring to see all the daffodils in bloom on the hillside leading up to the house. Steele's wife Selma reportedly planned her gardens so that something ...  more »
  • This is an original homesite of the well known artist TC Steele. The homestead is being renovated to original. The gardens are being tilled and restored. Trails are prepared to engulf the experience. ...  more »
  • 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...  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.
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  • Wonderful historic site with lots to see. House and studio are well preserved. Plus there the grounds and gardens have some great trails.