Arch in the Town of Marshall

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Arch in the Town of Marshall
Southern side of the arch
Arch in the Town of Marshall is located in Indiana
Arch in the Town of Marshall
Location Marshall, Indiana
Coordinates 39°50′51.37″N 87°11′15.38″W / 39.8476028°N 87.1876056°W / 39.8476028; -87.1876056Coordinates: 39°50′51.37″N 87°11′15.38″W / 39.8476028°N 87.1876056°W / 39.8476028; -87.1876056
Built 1921
Architect Beeson, Carroll
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 85003127[1]
Added to NRHP December 26, 1985

The Arch in the Town of Marshall, also known as Marshall Arch, is an arch spanning State Road 236 in downtown Marshall, Indiana, United States. The wooden arch has a span of 51 feet (16 m); it is supported by concrete piers and has a clearance of 17 feet 7 inches (5.36 m) at its highest point. Lettering on each side of the arch spells the town's name. The first work by Indiana architect Carroll O. Beeson, the arch was constructed in 1921. The town's business leaders commissioned the arch as a landmark for the town which was intended to improve the appearance of its business district. The arch was formally dedicated on September 30, 1921; the dedication honored the town's World War I veterans, although the arch was not intended to be a memorial. The structure remains in good condition and has become a popular attraction for visitors to the area.[2]

The arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 1985.[1]

A The arch at Marshall, Indiana.
The arch at Marshall.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Swaim, Robert O. (August 10, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Arch in the Town of Marshall". National Park Service. Retrieved November 21, 2013.