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Courthouse Square Historic District (Greencastle, Indiana)

Courthouse Square Historic District, also known as Courthouse Square District, is a national historic district in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. In 1984, the historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Courthouse Square Historic District
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Courthouse Square Historic District (Greencastle, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Courthouse Square Historic District (Greencastle, Indiana)
Courthouse Square Historic District (Greencastle, Indiana) is located in the United States
Courthouse Square Historic District (Greencastle, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by College Ave, Walnut, Market, and Franklin Streets, Greencastle, Indiana
Coordinates39°38′38″N 86°51′52″W / 39.64389°N 86.86444°W / 39.64389; -86.86444Coordinates: 39°38′38″N 86°51′52″W / 39.64389°N 86.86444°W / 39.64389; -86.86444
Area16 acres (6.5 ha)
Built1823
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
NRHP reference #84001237
Added to NRHPMarch 1, 1984[1]

The district includes seventy-six different contributing properties.[1] Since the first years after Greencastle was platted in the early nineteenth century, the land included in the district has been the center of commerce and government for the area.

At its center is the Putnam County Courthouse: the current courthouse, built in 1905, is the fourth building to occupy the site.[2][3] Other historic buildings include the Old National Bank building at 1 N Indiana Street.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. Putnam County Interim Report. Indianapolis: Indiana Landmarks, 1982-04, 59.
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01. Note: This includes Charles R. Niehaus (September 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Courthouse Square Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01., site map, and Accompanying photographs.