Culver Historic District

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Culver Historic District
Rathbone Home, Culver.jpg
Rathbone Home
Culver Historic District is located in Indiana
Culver Historic District
Culver Historic District is located in the US
Culver Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Madison Ave., Riverside Dr., and Emmett and Venice Sts., Evansville, Indiana
Coordinates 37°57′13″N 87°33′52″W / 37.95361°N 87.56444°W / 37.95361; -87.56444Coordinates: 37°57′13″N 87°33′52″W / 37.95361°N 87.56444°W / 37.95361; -87.56444
Area 22.8 acres (9.2 ha)
Built 1890 (1890)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman, Queen Anne, Prairie Style, Colonial Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference # 84001691[1]
Added to NRHP June 1, 1984

Culver Historic District is a national historic district located at Evansville, Indiana. The neighborhood is all residential, and unlike most of the rest of the city, the lots are not laid out on a grid. Most of the houses are on a lot previously part of the farm owned by Robert Parrett, a native of England who settled in Evansville and built a house near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Parrett Street. Eventually Robert Parrett would become the first Methodist minister in Evansville and helped found Trinity Methodist church, which he served until his death in 1860. His heirs divided up the plat in 1863.[2]

The architectural style of the houses in the neighborhood include Queen Anne, Bungalow, Italianate, Prairie School, Tudor, Colonial Revival, and Four-square. The Rathbone Memorial Home is the focal point of the neighborhood. Completed in 1905, it was formed as a residential facility for poor elderly women and remains today as a nursing home for the elderly.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01.  Note: This includes Douglas L. Tern; Joan Marchand; Amy W. McDowell (December 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Culver Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. , Site map, and Accompanying photographs