Riverside Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)

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Riverside Historic District
Riverside Historic District in Evansville.jpg
First Street in the district
Riverside Historic District (Evansville, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Riverside Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)
Riverside Historic District (Evansville, Indiana) is located in the US
Riverside Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)
Location Roughly bounded by Southlane Dr., Walnut, 3rd., and Parrett Sts., Evansville, Indiana
Coordinates 37°57′50″N 87°34′10″W / 37.96389°N 87.56944°W / 37.96389; -87.56944Coordinates: 37°57′50″N 87°34′10″W / 37.96389°N 87.56944°W / 37.96389; -87.56944
Area 102 acres (41 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP November 14, 1978

The Riverside Historic District is a U.S. historic district located in downtown Evansville, Indiana. It was added to the register in 1978 and roughly bounded by Southlane Drive, Walnut, Third, and Parrett Streets. It consists of 1,010 acres (4.1 km2) and 425 buildings. It is also known as the Riverside Neighborhood.[2][3]

Located in the heart of the historic district is the Reitz Home Museum. It was built in 1871 and is noted as one of the finest examples of French Second Empire architecture in the United States.[4] Other notable buildings are in the Italianate, Colonial Revival, and Renaissance Revival styles and include the Viele-Koch House (1856, c. 1872-1873), John Morford Stockwell House, Garvin House (c. 1860), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1885), Nisbet House (1878), Sonntag-Bayard House (1863), Bosse House (1916), Duke House (1892), First Presbyterian Church (1873), Zurstadt House (c. 1853).[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana - Vanderburgh County - Historic Districts". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ 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 Nancy J. Long; et al. (June 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Riverside Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01.  , Site map 1, Site map 2, Quad map, and Accompanying photographs
  4. ^ "Reitz Home Museum". The Reitz Home Preservation Society. Retrieved 2007-05-18.