Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana)

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Anderson Downtown Historic District
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana)
Location Roughly Meridian St., from 10th to Conrail RR and first blk W of 11th and 12th Sts., Anderson, Indiana
Coordinates 40°6′13″N 85°40′47″W / 40.10361°N 85.67972°W / 40.10361; -85.67972Coordinates: 40°6′13″N 85°40′47″W / 40.10361°N 85.67972°W / 40.10361; -85.67972
Architect Miller, Erwin,; Strauss, Alvin M., et al.
Architectural style Italianate, Classical Revival, et al.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 06000307
Added to NRHP April 19, 2006[1]

Anderson Downtown Historic District is bounded by Meridian St. from 10th to Conrail RR, & first block west on 11th & 12th Streets. The district dates from c1887-1955 and includes the main commercial core of Anderson. Despite some loss of integrity due to demolition and alteration, the district still includes a significant collection of historic and architecturally distinguished commercial buildings. Aside from the usual historic commercial impact of similar districts, this district includes several properties that illustrate Anderson’s transportation heritage. Included in the district or nearby are the following individual sites on the National Register of Historic Places: Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana), Tower Hotel (Anderson, Indiana), Anderson Bank Building, Gruenewald House, and the The Anderson Center for the Arts. Additional notable or interesting buildings include the Union Building, the State Theater, the Central Christian Church, the Anderson YMCA, the old post office and the Big Four.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  • Anderson: A Pictorial History by Esther Dittlinger, copyright 1991

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