Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana)

Upper Main Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Sixth Street was the City of Lafayette's eastern boundary when it was originally platted. By 1840, the boundary was extended to include Lake Erie and Wabash Railroad at Eleventh Street. This area became the cities commercial center. Businesses around Eleventh Street developed to meet the traveling publics needs. The Enterprise Hotel, at 1015 Main Street, as well as the Alt Heidelberg, American Lafayette and the Derby Hotel were early established by 1899.[2][3]

Upper Main Street Historic District
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North side of the 1000 block of Main Street
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana) is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana)
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana)
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana) is located in the United States
Upper Main Street Historic District (Lafayette, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by Ferry St., 6th St., Columbia St., and the Norfolk and Western Railroad tracks, Lafayette, Indiana
Coordinates40°25′09″N 86°53′14″W / 40.41917°N 86.88722°W / 40.41917; -86.88722Coordinates: 40°25′09″N 86°53′14″W / 40.41917°N 86.88722°W / 40.41917; -86.88722
Area17 acres (6.9 ha)
ArchitectScholer, Walter, Sr.
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Italianate, Romanesque
NRHP reference No.90000814[1]
Added to NRHPMay 24, 1990

Significant structuresEdit

All structures are historically ‘Notable’ or ‘Outstanding’ examples within the Historic District. An ‘O’ rating signifies that the structure had enough historic or architectural significance to be considered for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The ‘N’ rating signifies that the structure is above average and may, with further investigation be eligible for an individual listing. The contributing structures meet the basic inventory qualifications, but fails to meet individual merit, but in combination with other closely placed similar structures warrants inclusion in an historic district.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Interim Report Tippecanoe County Interim Report, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory; Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; May 1990; pg. 95-98
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Don Staley (December 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Upper Main Street Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01., Site map, and Accompanying photographs