Beardsley Avenue Historic District

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Beardsley Avenue Historic District
Best House on Beardsley Avenue.jpg
Best House on Beardsley Avenue, July 2012
Beardsley Avenue Historic District is located in Indiana
Beardsley Avenue Historic District
Beardsley Avenue Historic District is located in the United States
Beardsley Avenue Historic District
Location405 W to 441 E Beardsley Ave., 700 blk N. Riverside; Island Park, Elkhart, Indiana
Coordinates41°41′32″N 85°58′31″W / 41.69222°N 85.97528°W / 41.69222; -85.97528Coordinates: 41°41′32″N 85°58′31″W / 41.69222°N 85.97528°W / 41.69222; -85.97528
Area52 acres (21 ha)
Built1848 (1848)
ArchitectTornock, Enoch Hill; Moore, William S. et al.
Architectural stylePrairie School, Beaux Arts, et al.
NRHP reference #03000979[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 28, 2003

Beardsley Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located at Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana. The district encompasses 41 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, 2 contributing structures, and 2 contributing objects in a predominantly residential section of Elkhart. It was developed after 1848, and includes residences in a number of architectural styles including Prairie School and Beaux Arts. Located in the district are the separately listed Dr. Havilah Beardsley House and Ruthmere Mansion. Other notable contributing resources are Island Park, Beardsley Park, the Main Street Memorial Bridge, St. Paul's Methodist Church, and the Best House.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]


  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 2015-10-01. Note: This includes Glory June Grieff (February 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Beardsley Avenue Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-01. and Accompanying photographs.