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The Edward V. Rickenbacker House commemorates the early life of Eddie Rickenbacker, who at various times in his life was a flying ace, Medal of Honor recipient, race car driver and a pioneer in air transportation. The home was saved from demolition in 1998 and serves as a historic site that many residents hope will serve as an anchor for community revitalization.


  • Medal of Honor recipient Edward Rickenbacker lived in this home as a child and young man prior to World War I.

The founder of Rickenbacker Motor Company, a local car manufacturer that operated from 1922 and 1927, Rickenbaker is most significant historically for his purchase of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Eastern Airlines. 

Cathy A. Alexander and Ralph Christian, Captain Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker Boyhood Home, National Register Nomination Form, 1975.  

Rickenbacker, Edward E., Rickenbacker: An Autobiography Prentice-Hall, 1967.