Rushville Commercial Historic District

Rushville Commercial Historic District is a national historic district located at Rushville, Rush County, Indiana. The district encompasses 54 contributing buildings in the central business district of Rushville. The district developed between about 1847 and 1940 and includes notable examples of Greek Revival, Italianate, Romanesque Revival, Classical Revival, Collegiate Gothic, Commercial style, and Art Deco style architecture. Located in the district are the separately listed Durbin Hotel, Melodeon Hall, and Rush County Courthouse. Other notable buildings include the former Methodist Episcopal Church (1847-1850), Church of Christ / Boys' and Girls' Club (1850-1853), Beher-King Block (1883), Presbyterian Church (1892-1893), Rushville National Bank (1911), Phoenix Lodge (1913–1915), Rushville Public Library (c. 1930), and former Castle Theatre (1939).[2]

Rushville Commercial Historic District
Main Street, Rushville, IN (48483806117).jpg
Corner of Main Street and 2nd Street, July 2019
Rushville Commercial Historic District is located in Indiana
Rushville Commercial Historic District
Rushville Commercial Historic District is located in the United States
Rushville Commercial Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Fourth, N. Morgan, First and N. Perkins Sts., Rushville, Indiana
Coordinates39°36′30″N 85°26′42″W / 39.60833°N 85.44500°W / 39.60833; -85.44500Coordinates: 39°36′30″N 85°26′42″W / 39.60833°N 85.44500°W / 39.60833; -85.44500
Area18 acres (7.3 ha)
Architectural styleMultiple
NRHP reference No.93001416[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 27, 1993

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "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 Hugh Smith (June 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rushville Commercial Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. and Accompanying photographs.