Spring Street Freight House

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Spring Street Freight House
Spring Street Freight House 1.jpg
Spring Street Freight House is located in Clark County, Indiana
Spring Street Freight House
Spring Street Freight House is located in Indiana
Spring Street Freight House
Spring Street Freight House is located in the US
Spring Street Freight House
Location 1030 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Indiana
Coordinates 38°16′49″N 85°44′49″W / 38.28028°N 85.74694°W / 38.28028; -85.74694Coordinates: 38°16′49″N 85°44′49″W / 38.28028°N 85.74694°W / 38.28028; -85.74694
Area less than one acre
Built 1925 (1925)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference # 07000209[1]
Added to NRHP March 29, 2007

The Spring Street Freight House is a historic freight house located at Jeffersonville, Indiana. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 2007, after being nominated by the Indiana Department of Transportation. It is one of the few railhouses built in the 1920s still standing.

It was built by Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway (CCC & St. L RR), also known as the Big Four, around 1925. It was built Craftsman-style, and is 1 1/2 stories high. Its foundation and walls are made of wood, and the roof is asphalt shingles. It includes a brick chimney. The property upon which the freight house is upon covers 0.52 acres (2,100 m2).[2][3]:6

After the railroad abandoned it in 1963, R.A. Alms & Sons Feed Wholesalers used it from 1970 to 1975. In the 1980s a cable company used it. It is currently unused, but the Ohio River Bridges Project had plans to restore it in 2008 and turn it into its headquarters; as of August 2009 nothing has been done to renovate it.[4]

It was placed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures and the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 2007.[1]

The State of Indiana and Indiana Department of Transportation completed an extensive rehabilitation of the building in 2012.

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See also[edit]

  • Big Four Bridge - Another Big Four property that still remains in Jeffersonville

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Branigan Sec.7, p.1
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-08-01.  Note: This includes Susan Branigan (June 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Spring Street Freight House" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-01.  and Accompanying photographs.
  4. ^ Branigan Sec.8, p.11