Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana)

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Columbus Historic District
Columbus IN Visitor Center.JPG
Columbus Visitor Center, June 2008
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana) is located in Bartholomew County, Indiana
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana)
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana)
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana) is located in the United States
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by the Pennsylvania RR tracks, Chestnut, 34th, Washington, and Franklin Sts., Columbus, Indiana
Coordinates39°12′23″N 85°55′04″W / 39.20639°N 85.91778°W / 39.20639; -85.91778Coordinates: 39°12′23″N 85°55′04″W / 39.20639°N 85.91778°W / 39.20639; -85.91778
Area182 acres (74 ha)
Built1821 (1821)
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleItalianate, Federal, Cross Plan Cottage
NRHP reference #82000059[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 10, 1982

Columbus Historic District is a national historic district located at Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. It encompasses 574 contributing buildings and 1 contributing sites in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Columbus. It was developed between about 1850 and 1930, and includes notable examples of Federal and Italianate style architecture. A number of commercial buildings feature locally manufactured cast iron and pressed metal components. Located in the district are the separately listed Bartholomew County Courthouse, Columbus City Hall, and First Christian Church. Other notable buildings include the First National Bank, The Crump Theatre (1889), Reo Theater, Ulrich Bakery (c. 1850), Samuel Harris House (1853), Keller House (1860), Old Post Office (1910), Franklin Building (c. 1870), Gent Mill (c. 1875), First United Presbyterian Church (1871-1885), Irwin Block (c. 1890), Irwin Home and Gardens (1864, 1910), and St. Batholomew's Roman Catholic Church (1891).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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 2015-07-01. Note: This includes Cynthia Durko Lynch and Laura S. Jones (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Columbus Historic District Part 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01., Cynthia Durko Lynch and Laura S. Jones (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Columbus Historic District Part 2" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01., and Accompanying photographs and map.