Harrison’s Indianapolis

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Harrison’s Indianapolis

First Office: Space in the State Bank Building at 32 1/2 West Washington Street

The Harrisons moved to Indianapolis in April 1854; here, Benjamin Harrison found that establishing a law practice was much more difficult than he had anticipated. In 1855, he formed a law partnership with William Wallace. They enjoyed a steady stream of clients and a regular income.

1861 to 1873: Harrison & Fishback at 62 E. Washington Street

In 1860, Wallace was elected Clerk of Marion County, and the law partnership dissolved.  Harrison then formed a partnership with William Fishback. Returning to Indianapolis after his service in the Civil War, Harrison was filled with plans for renewing family relationships, re-establishing his law practice and returning to his office of Supreme Court reporter. The firm of Porter, Harrison, & Fishback was formed.

By 1870, Harrison was with the firm Porter, Harrison, & Hines.

1873: Porter, Harrison, Hines at NE corner of Washington and Meridian Streets

1874: Harrison & Hines at 5 Yohns Block

In 1874, William Henry Harrison Miller replaced Porter in the firm. Then, Mr. Hines retired and was replaced by John Elam. The firm was then known as Harrison, Miller, and Elam.

1875 to 1898: 68 ½ East Market Wright’s Block later 120 East Market Street Union Trust Building

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