Watson Park Historic District

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Watson Park Historic District
Watson Park, 37th Street.jpg
Watson Park, 37th Street, April 2012
Watson Park Historic District is located in Indianapolis
Watson Park Historic District
Watson Park Historic District is located in Indiana
Watson Park Historic District
Watson Park Historic District is located in the United States
Watson Park Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by 38th St., Watson Rd., and Birchwood, Fairfield, and Central Aves., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°49′20″N 86°08′40″W / 39.82222°N 86.14444°W / 39.82222; -86.14444Coordinates: 39°49′20″N 86°08′40″W / 39.82222°N 86.14444°W / 39.82222; -86.14444
Area110 acres (45 ha)
Built1910 (1910)
Built byEmerson Chaille & Company; Jose-Kuhn Lumber Company
ArchitectArchitect's Small House Service Bureau
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference No.12000336[1]
Added to NRHPJune 19, 2012

Watson Park Historic District, also known as Watson Road Historic District and Watson McCord Neighborhood, is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The district encompasses 402 contributing buildings and 4 contributing sites in a predominantly residential section of Indianapolis. They include 255 houses, 27 multiple family dwellings, and 120 garages. It was developed between about 1910 and 1960, and includes representative examples of Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style architecture. Located in the district is the Watson Park Bird Sanctuary.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/25/12 through 6/29/12. National Park Service. 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ "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 Connie J. Ziegler (September 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Watson Park Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying photographs