American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building

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American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building
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American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building in Gary, Indiana
American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building is located in Indiana
American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building
Location 633 W. 4th Avenue
Gary, Indiana
Coordinates 41°36′13″N 87°20′43″W / 41.60361°N 87.34528°W / 41.60361; -87.34528Coordinates: 41°36′13″N 87°20′43″W / 41.60361°N 87.34528°W / 41.60361; -87.34528
Area less than one acre
Built 1910 (1910)
Architect D.F. Creighton; United States Sheet & Tin Plate Co.
Architectural style Poured concrete
Governing body Private
MPS Concrete in Steel City: The Edison Concept Houses of Gary Indiana MS
NRHP Reference # 09000427[1]
Added to NRHP June 17, 2009

The American Sheet and Tin Mill Apartment Building, one of the Edison Concept Houses, is a historic building at 633 West 4th Avenue in Gary, Indiana. The building was designed by D. F. Creighton and built in 1910. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 2009. It was built by the United States Sheet & Tin Plate Co.

Thousands moved to Gary in the early 1900s for work in burgeoning steel industry. Providing housing quickly and affordably, Thomas Edison's 1906 proposal of pouring a concrete mixture into a single mold for the facades, roof, stairs, walls, and other parts of a house was adopted for company housing (Edison was not directly involved).[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Gary's concrete houses and the genius of Thomas Edison May 20, 2013 Hidden Gems; Indiana Landmarks

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by The Staff of the Indiana Magazine of History September 3, 2012 Indiana public media. (historic file)