The Wilson

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Wilson
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Front of the Wilson
The Wilson is located in Indianapolis
The Wilson
The Wilson is located in Indianapolis
The Wilson
The Wilson is located in Indiana
The Wilson
The Wilson is located in the US
The Wilson
Location 643 Ft. Wayne Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472Coordinates: 39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472
Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
MPS Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis TR
NRHP Reference # 83000089[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1983

The Wilson is a historic Renaissance Revival apartment building located at 643 Fort Wayne Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.[1] It was built in 1905 amid an apartment-building boom; more than fifty such apartment buildings were completed in what is now central Indianapolis in 1905 alone.[2]:18

Front doorway detail

In 1983, the Wilson was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis" multiple property submission.[1] The apartments in this group were added to the Register for their architecture and for their place in the development of commerce and real estate development in Indianapolis.[2]:14

Its NRHP nomination states: "The Wilson is significant for its use of numerous distinctive Renaissance Revival motifs derived from the classical vocabulary of architectural design."[3] It has a five bay Doric order terra cotta entrance arcade and other architectural details.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Niggle, Karen S. & Sheryl D. Robinson (1983-02-28). "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis Thematic Resources" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-12-14.  (Note: online document includes 28 pages of a 92 page document, plus 4 pages of signatures)
  3. ^ a b Niggle, Karen S. & Sheryl D. Robinson (1983-02-28). "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis Thematic Resources: The Wilson". National Park Service.  (Note: This is a one page section of a 92 page document, at page 57, plus one photograph page)