Dollhouse Graves of Indiana

Vivian Mae Allison and Lova Cline were two young girls taken from their families much too soon. Their devoted parents built and then placed dollhouses on their graves, an unusual sight for many people who first come across them.

Vivian (1894-1899) is buried in the Connersville City Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana. Inside is tiny dolls and furniture, and on the roof sits tokens from recent visitors. During my visit, the house was painted white, although in other pictures you can see it was once a variety of colors (see here and here.)

Lova Cline’s (1902-1908) dollhouse is very similar, the houses looking nearly identical. Again, inside the dollhouse sits tiny furniture and dolls. You can read much of the dollhouse’s history in one of the images above!