Plainfield Historic District

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Plainfield Historic District
Main near Center in Plainfield.jpg
Main near Center in Plainfield, June 2011
Plainfield Historic District is located in Indiana
Plainfield Historic District
Plainfield Historic District is located in the US
Plainfield Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Lincoln St to the N; SE St. to the E; Ash St. to the S.; and S. Mill St to the W., Plainfield, Indiana
Coordinates39°42′11″N 86°24′09″W / 39.70306°N 86.40250°W / 39.70306; -86.40250Coordinates: 39°42′11″N 86°24′09″W / 39.70306°N 86.40250°W / 39.70306; -86.40250
Area58.2 acres (23.6 ha)
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Mid 19th Century Revival
NRHP reference #10000121[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 31, 2010

Plainfield Historic District is a national historic district located at Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana. The district encompasses 174 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential area of Plainfield. The district developed between about 1840 and 1959 and includes notable examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. Notable buildings include the Ezra Cox House (c. 1861-1863), Oscar Hadley House (1891), Plainfield Carnegie Library (1912), Plainfield Methodist Episcopal Church (1891), Bly Bros. Dry Goods Store (c. 1880), Knights of Pythias Building (c. 1900), Prewitt Theater (1927), First National Bank of Plainfield (1903), Mansion House Hotel (1874), Fisher's Tavern (c. 1840), and Quaker Meeting House (1857-1858).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[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 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Ben L. Ross (2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Plainfield Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01., site map, quad map, and Accompanying photographs.