Morningside Historic District (Gary, Indiana)

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Morningside Historic District
Houses on 46th in Morningside.jpg
Houses on 46th Avenue
Morningside Historic District (Gary, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Morningside Historic District (Gary, Indiana)
Morningside Historic District (Gary, Indiana) is located in the US
Morningside Historic District (Gary, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by the eastern side of Washington, the western side of Jefferson, and 47th and 48th Sts., Gary, Indiana
Coordinates41°31′56″N 87°20′19″W / 41.53222°N 87.33861°W / 41.53222; -87.33861Coordinates: 41°31′56″N 87°20′19″W / 41.53222°N 87.33861°W / 41.53222; -87.33861
Area36 acres (15 ha)
ArchitectHess, Louis C.
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Tudor Revival
MPSHistoric Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960 MPS
NRHP reference #09000758[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 24, 2009

Morningside Historic District is a national historic district located at Gary, Indiana. The district is characterized by spacious lots and tree-shaded curving streets. It encompasses 99 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site.

Morningside developed early in the 20th century as a secluded area for middle and upper class residents. Construction in the neighborhood spanned nearly 40 years – from 1917 to 1953 – creating an architectural collection ranging from English cottages and Tudor Revival style manors to post-war ranch houses. The area was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the Partners in Preservation program. Funded by local preservation advocate Jim Morrow, the program pays for professional preparation of National Register nominations for qualifying structures in Lake and Porter counties.[2]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[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 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Carol Ann Schweikert (June 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Morningside Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying photographs.

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