Collett Park

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Collett Park
Collett Park
Pavilion in the park
Collett Park is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Collett Park
Collett Park is located in Indiana
Collett Park
Collett Park is located in the US
Collett Park
Location North 7th St. and Maple Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana
 United States
Coordinates 39°29′38″N 87°24′21″W / 39.49389°N 87.40583°W / 39.49389; -87.40583Coordinates: 39°29′38″N 87°24′21″W / 39.49389°N 87.40583°W / 39.49389; -87.40583
Architect J. Merrill Sherman
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference # 81000021[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1981

Collett Park is a public park in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.

The park was established in 1883 on a parcel of land donated to the city of Terre Haute by Josephus Collett, a railroad magnate and philanthropist. Its 21 acres (85,000 m2) of tree-filled park land are approximately two miles north of downtown Terre Haute. A Romanesque Revival pavilion was built in 1894 by architect J. Merrill Sherman.[2][3]

The park's large main building with an indoor rental facility as well as outdoor shelters and restrooms. There are also football and soccer fields, a playground, horseshoe pits and tennis courts.[4]

Collett Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 for its historical significance in entertainment and recreation.[1] The neighborhood that arose around the park, now known as the Collett Park Neighborhood Historic District, was placed on the Register itself in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Collett Park". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ Salter, Stephanie. "Collett Park: Historic park more than just a tract of land". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, Indiana. Retrieved June 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes William B. Pickett (August 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Collett Park" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. , Site map, and Quad map
  4. ^ "Collett Park". City of Terre Haute website. City of Terre Haute, Indiana. Retrieved June 29, 2010.