The Wilson

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For The Wilson, a museum and gallery in England, see Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.
Wilson
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Front of the Wilson
The Wilson is located in Indiana
The Wilson
Location 643 Ft. Wayne Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472Coordinates: 39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472
Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis TR
NRHP Reference # 83000089[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1983

The Wilson is a historic Renaissance Revival apartment building located at 643 Fort Wayne Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.[1] It was built in 1905 amid an apartment-building boom; more than fifty such apartment buildings were completed in what is now central Indianapolis in 1905 alone.[2]:18

Front doorway detail

In 1983, the Wilson was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis" multiple property submission.[1] The apartments in this group were added to the Register for their architecture and for their place in the development of commerce and real estate development in Indianapolis.[2]:14

Its NRHP nomination states: "The Wilson is significant for its use of numerous distinctive Renaissance Revival motifs derived from the classical vocabulary of architectural design."[3] It has a five bay Doric order terra cotta entrance arcade and other architectural details.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Niggle, Karen S., and Sheryl D. Robinson (1983-02-28). "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis Thematic Resources". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-12-14.  (Note: online document includes 28 pages of a 92 page document, plus 4 pages of signatures)
  3. ^ a b Niggle, Karen S., and Sheryl D. Robinson (1983-02-28). "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis Thematic Resources: The Wilson". National Park Service.  (Note: This is a one page section of a 92 page document, at page 57, plus one photograph page)