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Independence Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)

Independence Historic District, also known as the West Franklin Street-Wabash Avenue Historic District, is a national historic district located in the Lamasco neighborhood of Evansville, Indiana. The district developed after 1880, and encompasses 95 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site. It includes commercial and residential properties and representative examples of Italianate, Queen Anne, Romanesque, and Beaux-Arts style architecture. Notable buildings include the West Branch Carnegie Library (1912), Laval Block, Heldt-Voelker Hardware Store (1890), First Federal Savings, Gerke Building, August Rosenberger House (1894), and St. Boniface Church (1882, 1902).[2]

Independence Historic District
Independence Historic District in Evansville.jpg
Independence Historic District, July 2011
Independence Historic District (Evansville, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Independence Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)
Independence Historic District (Evansville, Indiana) is located in the United States
Independence Historic District (Evansville, Indiana)
LocationW. Franklin St. and Wabash Ave., Evansville, Indiana
Coordinates37°57′51″N 87°33′27″W / 37.96417°N 87.55750°W / 37.96417; -87.55750Coordinates: 37°57′51″N 87°33′27″W / 37.96417°N 87.55750°W / 37.96417; -87.55750
Area33 acres (13 ha)
Built1880 (1880)
Architectural styleItalianate, Romanesque, Beaux Arts
NRHP reference #82000102[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 1, 1982

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  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 Douglas L. Stern and Nancy Long (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Independence Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Site map and Accompanying photographs