Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana)

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Anderson Downtown Historic District
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Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana)
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, Indiana) is located in USA
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
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Architect Miller, Erwin,; Strauss, Alvin M., et al.
Architectural style Italianate, Classical Revival, et al.
NRHP Reference # 06000307[1]
Added to NRHP April 19, 2006

Anderson Downtown Historic District is a national historic district located at Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. The district dates from c. 1887-1955 and encompasses 32 contributing buildings in the central business district 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 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.[2]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01.  Note: This includes Jim Haberek and Paul Diebold (October 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Anderson Downtown Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01.  and Accompanying photographs.
  • Anderson: A Pictorial History by Esther Dittlinger, copyright 1991

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