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Terrell Jacobs Circus Winter Quarters

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Built  c. 1939 (1939)-1967
Area  5 ha
NRHP Reference #  12000188
Added to NRHP  5 April 2012
Terrell Jacobs Circus Winter Quarters
Location  6125 US 31 South near Peru, Pipe Creek Township, Miami County, Indiana
Architect  Stuber, Jack; Burke, C.J.

Terrell Jacobs Circus Winter Quarters, also known as Pipe Creek Wild Animal Farm and Circus Winter Headquarters, is a historic circus complex and national historic district located at Pipe Creek Township, Miami County, Indiana. The district encompasses five contributing buildings, three contributing sites, three contributing structures, and seven contributing objects related to the circus headquarters. Most notable are the Terrell Jacobs Cat Barn (1939, 1951), Terrell Jacobs Elephant Barn (1945, 1950), and the Circus Drive-In Restaurant (1967). Other notable contributing resources are the Elephant Rock (1901, 1940), Jacobs Bridge (c. 1940), six Cole Brothers Circus Wagons (c. 1950), creek landscape and Wallace Grotto (1944-1949), and the wild animal graveyard (c. 1945-1970). The property was the site of the birth of Tony, a captive white tiger.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

References

Terrell Jacobs Circus Winter Quarters Wikipedia


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