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Name Maplewood house
Details Maplewood was the name given to the home of William C. and Emma Rogers Ball and their son, William H. Construction on the Georgian-style house began in 1897 (the family occupied the house in 1899). Originally, the main entrance was located to the east. Sometime after the house was built, a Palladian-type entrance was added on the Minnetrista boulevard side of the house. After Emma's death, the house was used as office space by Ball Brothers Company, then as a fraternity house, apartments and as a guest house.

Associated Records

Image of Material, Archival - Ball Corp Collection

Material, Archival - Ball Corp Collection

The collection primarily documents the history of Ball Corporation and contains related materials about the Ball family. The scope of the collection covers Lucius S. Ball's egg carrier patents, the relocation of the glass company to Muncie, Indiana, various products and subsidiaries, and the company's move into the field of aerospace engineering. Ball Blue Books Duplicates - publications F.C. Ball Memoirs printing plates Guestbooks Miscellaneous: A-W News Clippings: A-Z Oversize materials Photos / Images: - Ball - BBRC/Aerospace - Laminated images - Negatives, Slides, etc. Publications: - Ball - non-Ball

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Materials relating to Ball Corporation employee benefits, annual reports, projects, divisions, property, etc.

Image of Postcard - William C. Ball's residence, Muncie, Ind.

Postcard - William C. Ball's residence, Muncie, Ind.

Postcard: William C. Ball's residence, Maplewood, Muncie, Indiana.

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Postcard: Minnetrista Boulevard showing Oakhurst and Maplewood. Nebosham is almost visible behind the trees in the center right portion of the image.

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Working drawings for a painting of Maplewood, the William C. Ball family home. Sketched in red and blue, the house is in the background and the gate and light post in the foreground. Both drawings are held together in the center with masking tape. A is much more complete than B.

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Painting - untitled

This oil painting shows the front facade of the William C. Ball family home, Maplewood. The home can be seen in the background at the upper left. There is a lampost and the upper portion of the fence in the foreground. There is a walk going up to the house at the far left of the painting; trees are shown on the far left beside the walk and on the right side of the picture. The painting shows the home in spring; trees with pink blooms are visible. The frame is constructed in three sections: the outer section has a rounded wood molding with gold-colored crackled finish; the middle section is beveled and covered with an ivory-colored cloth; and the inner section is painted gold and has a

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A miniature 2-dimensional wooden replica of the Maplewood house. The front side has a color drawing of the house with the artist's signature in the lower left. The back has an adhered paper with the Minnetrista column logo and black text that reads "Maplewood / Muncie, Indiana / Home of William C. and Emma Wood Ball / Built in 1989, this large red brick Georgian-style house was home to William C., / Emma and their son, William Hudson. The home was later remodeled; the entrance / was moved from the east half of the front facade to the center, and a / massive Palladian-style entrance was added, giving the structure a sense of grandeur. / After World War II, the house became home to a Ball State

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Colored ink drawings of the four of Ball Family homes along Minnetrista Boulevard in Muncie, Indiana. The top panel is that of Oakhurst, the George A. Ball home. Second panel is Maplewood, the William C. Ball home. The third panel features Edmund B. Ball's home, Nebosham. Finally, the Frank C. Ball home, Minnetrista is in the last panel. It has a double mat of blue and white. The prints are in a silver metal frame. The signature of artist Bette Graham is on each panel.

Image of Painting - Spring Profusion Oakhurst Garden

Painting - Spring Profusion Oakhurst Garden

Pastel drawing entitled "Spring Profusion Oakhurst Garden" by David Dale. In the foreground is green grass with white and yellow flowers. Trees and bushes with spring colors such as lilac, pink, green, white and yellow are in the foreground and background. The arbor at Oakhurst Gardens is in the center of the painting. In the center of the background is the white two-story garage at Maplewood, the William C. Ball home. To the right in the background is the roof line of Nebosham, the Edmund B. Ball Home. The pastel is framed in a distressed wooden frame with accented corners. A green and pink tint has been applied to the frame.

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Luster -

Pair of large Victorian cobalt blue glass pedestal mantle lusters. The Bohemian lusters are decorated with a hand painted, raised enameled floral pattern and heavily gilded. The bowl flares out at the top to form a scalloped lip. Eight very long, faceted spear prisms hang from the bowl of each lustre. The prisms are configured in two pieces with the spear hanging from a square cut oblong. The spear flares to a bulbous bottom ending in a point. The vases are hollow and each base has a small arch cut in the bottom edge of the base, suggesting that an electric cord could be threaded through the hole.

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Drawing - untitled

This untitled drawing is a pen and ink rendering of the exterior of the William Ball home, "Maplewood." Trees flank the house. Shrubs and a fence are visible in front of the house. The basic gold colored metal frame is narrow. The drawing is covered by plexiglas. A - drawing, B - frame

Image of Hanging, Wall - Muncie Through the Seasons

Hanging, Wall - Muncie Through the Seasons

Hanging entitled "Muncie Through the Seasons" made of hand-dyed wool and metallic threads hooked onto a cotton backing. The hanging shows a variety of Muncie landmarks, including the Ball homes, Minnetrista, Ball State University and the Appeal to the Great Spirit statue. The bottom of the hanging shows stylized renditions of flowers, ducks and the blue water of the White River. Animals, including George the cat, and people on horseback are pictured amid a swirling green area at the center. The sky depicted at the top of the hanging contains the statue Beneficence, hot-air balloons, fireworks and birds. The buildings depicted in front (L-R) are the Helen Unger Marsh home, the Lu

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Painting - untitled

Portrait of William Charles Ball. The oil painting shows Mr. Ball wearing a black three-piece suit, white shirt and dark necktie. His right arm is resting on a table. A Masonic emblem is visible on his vest. The gilded wood and gesso frame is decorated with a leaf motif at the corners. A - painting, B - frame

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Commemorative glass made from a modified Ball fruit jar mold. The rounded square glass has a sipper finish and features an embossed picture of the Guest House. The bearing surface is stippled. Size: pint Shape: rounded square Color: clear Closure: sipper Opening: regular Embossing - front: Ball ® / (figure of house) / Guest House Embossing - side 1: (metric graduations) / Made in U.S.A. (heel) Embossing - back: BBGMCo (monogram) Embossing - side 2: (cup and ounces graduations) Embossing - base: Ball / 86 / 61GH / Mason / Jar / A2 Mold style: cup style base mold, neck seam aligns Logo style: script, closed loop B, no ascender, underline, ® underneath Existing closur

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1913 flood. 10007 - Looking south toward downtown Muncie from Minnetrista Boulevard. 10008 - Looking north toward Maplewood and Nebosham from Wheeling Avenue.

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Print, Photographic -

Emma Wood Ball (Mrs. William C. Ball) and son, William Hudson Ball, on the front porch of their house Maplewood.

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Emma Wood Ball (Mrs. William C. Ball) as an older woman seated on the front porch of Maplewood.

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Maplewood in winter (home of William Charles Ball).

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Children around a maypole on the front lawn of the William C. Ball home. William H. Ball is on the far right, Lucy Ball in front of him (with big hair bow), Helen Ball is just to the left of the boy in the center. Nebosham is visible in the upper left corner.

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Oakhurst woods: 13171 - Spring flowers in woods next to Maplewood. 13172 - Spring tulips next to Oakhurst house.