Gary City Center Historic District

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Gary City Center Historic District

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City Hall and Superior Courthouse, April 2012
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Location Roughly, Broadway from the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend RR tracks to 9th Ave., Gary, Indiana
Coordinates 41°36′01″N87°20′13″W / 41.60028°N 87.33694°W / 41.60028; -87.33694 Coordinates: 41°36′01″N87°20′13″W / 41.60028°N 87.33694°W / 41.60028; -87.33694
Area 55 acres (22 ha)
Architect Cheney, Howard, et al.; Eberson, John, et al.
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Classical Revival, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference # 94001352 [1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1994

Gary City Center Historic District is a national historic district located at Gary, Indiana. The district encompasses 60 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in Downtown Gary. It developed between about 1906 and 1944 includes notable examples of Tudor Revival, Late Gothic Revival, and Classical Revival style architecture. Notable buildings include the City Hall and Superior Courthouse (1927), the second Gary Land Company Building (c. 1907), Olympic Hotel (c. 1928), the "Modern Apartments" (c. 1929), Dalton Apartments (c. 1929), Gary State Bank Building (1929), Hotel Gary (1926), City Methodist Church (1926), YWCA Building (1922), and former U.S. Post Office Building (1936). [2]

Gary, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles (40 km) from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Park and borders southern Lake Michigan. Gary was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. The city is known for its large steel mills, and as the birthplace of the Jackson 5 music group.

Downtown Gary Neighborhood in Lake County, Indiana, United States

Downtown Gary is split by Broadway into two separate neighborhoods in north-central Gary, Indiana. Emerson and Downtown West combine to form what is known as Downtown Gary. It was part of the original plat built by the United States Steel Corporation. It is located east of Grant Street, south of the Grand Calumet River, north of 9th Avenue and west of Interstate 65. Downtown West borders Ambridge Mann to the west and Midtown to the south, but it is separated from the Aetna and Pulaski neighborhoods to the east and south by an industrial corridor.

Tudor Revival architecture architectural style

Tudor Revival architecture first manifested itself in domestic architecture beginning in the United Kingdom in the mid to late 19th century based on a revival of aspects of Tudor architecture or, more often, the style of English vernacular architecture of the Middle Ages that survived into the Tudor period. It later became an influence in some other countries, especially the British colonies. For example, in New Zealand, the architect Francis Petre adapted the style for the local climate. Elsewhere in Singapore, then a British colony, architects such as R. A. J. Bidwell pioneered what became known as the Black and White House. The earliest examples of the style originate with the works of such eminent architects as Norman Shaw and George Devey, in what at the time was thought of as a neo-Tudor design.

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01.Note: This includes Gregory Jenkins and Paul C. Diebold (June 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Gary City Center Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying photographs.