Thornhurst Addition, January 2012
|Location||Bounded by 650 to 742 W Main St, Thornhurst Dr and Rogers Ct, Carmel, Indiana|
|Area||11 acres (4.5 ha)|
|Architectural style||Modern Movement|
|MPS||Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960 MPS|
|NRHP reference #||10000378|
|Added to NRHP||June 24, 2010|
Thornhurst Addition is a national historic district located at Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana. It encompasses 21 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in a predominantly residential section of Carmel. It developed between about 1956 and 1971, and includes notable examples of Modern Movement style architecture designed by Avriel Shull (1931-1976). It includes homes of post and beam construction with huge aluminium window expanses, slate or stone entry floors, and clerestory windows.
Carmel is a fast-growing suburban edge city on the north side of Indianapolis. Home to 92,198 residents, the city spans 47 square miles (120 km2) across Clay Township in Hamilton County, Indiana, and is bordered by the White River to the east; Michigan Road and the county line to the west; 96th Street to the south and 146th Street to the north. Although Carmel had one of the nation's first stoplights, it is now known as the "Roundabout Capital of the U.S." because it has more roundabouts than any city in America.
Hamilton County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded a population of 274,569. The county seat is Noblesville.
Modern architecture, or modernist architecture was based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel and reinforced concrete; the idea that form should follow function; an embrace of minimalism; and a rejection of ornament. It emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II until the 1980s, when it was gradually replaced as the principal style for institutional and corporate buildings by postmodern architecture.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
Avriel Shull was an American architectural designer/builder and interior decorator from Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana, whose career spanned from the 1950s until her death in 1976. An energetic and imaginative woman, she is best known for her mid-century modern architectural designs, which are especially unusual given the predominantly traditional tastes of mid-century Indiana. Most of Shull's projects were single-family homes around Hamilton and Marion counties in central Indiana, most notably the homes in Christie's Thornhurst Addition in Carmel, Indiana. Shull also designed a number of custom homes in Indianapolis's toniest suburbs, in other Indiana towns, and in other states. In the 1970s Shull began selling house plans in do-it-yourself home building periodicals, which were sold in the United States and Canada. Shull also designed apartment buildings and commercial/industrial properties. Her first major project outside of Indiana was a public library in Elkins, West Virginia. She also did designs for restaurants, including one in California and one in Carmel, Indiana.
Forest Hills Historic District is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses 173 contributing buildings and 7 contributing structures in a planned residential section of Indianapolis. It developed between about 1911 and 1935, and includes representative examples of Tudor Revival and English Cottage style architecture.
Haubstadt State Bank, also known as Old Haubstadt State Bank and New Town Hall, is a historic bank building located at Haubstadt, Gibson County, Indiana. It was built in 1904, and is a 2 1/2-story, brick and Indiana limestone building with two additions. It features Chicago style commercial window openings. The building was remodeled in 1954. The bank became the town hall in 1980.
Baldwin Addition Historic District is a national historic district located at Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana. It encompasses 14 contributing buildings and 3 contributing structures in a predominantly residential section of Fairmount. It developed between about 1857 and 1930, and includes notable examples of Queen Anne and Greek Revival style architecture. Notable buildings include the Jonathan Baldwin House (1858), John Wilson Harvey houses, and the Gothic Revival style Fairmount Wesleyan Church (1916).
Carmel Monon Depot, also known as Monon Depot Museum, is a historic train station located at Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana. It was built in 1883 by the Monon Railroad, and is a one-story, rectangular frame building measuring 45 by 18 feet. It has a gable roof with wide overhanging eaves. It originally served as a passenger station and freight depot until services were discontinued in 1961 and 1974, respectively. It was moved to its present location in 1980, and in 1981 a 20-by-18-foot addition was constructed. The building was subsequently renovated and houses a local history museum.
Joel Jessup Farm is a historic home and farm located in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana. The farmhouse was built about 1864, and is a two-story, Italianate style brick I-house with a rear kitchen ell. It has a slate gable roof, round arched windows, and multiple brick chimneys. Also on the property are the contributing traverse frame barn and privy.
Drover Town Historic District is a national historic district located at Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana. The district includes 231 contributing buildings, 2 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object in a predominantly residential section of Huntington. It developed between about 1857 and 1930 and includes notable examples of Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne architecture style architecture. Located in the district are the separately listed German Reformed Church, Samuel Purviance House, and William Street School. Other notable buildings include the William Drover House, John Rhoads House (1896), and Griffiths Block (1896).
Jonas Votaw House, also known as the Votaw-Jacqua House, is a historic home located at Portland, Jay County, Indiana. It was built in 1875, and is a two-story, Italianate style brick dwelling, with additions built in 1925 and 1978. It sits on a stone foundation and has a cross-gable roof. It features an overhanging eaves with cornice, pedimented entrance, and segmental arched windows.
Crawford-Whitehead-Ross House is a historic home located at Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. It was built about 1833, and is a two-story, Federal style brick dwelling with a side hall plan. The house was enlarged about 1852-1853 modified about 1871 in the Italianate style with the addition of metal window detailing and an elaborate cornice.
Pullman–Standard Historic District is a national historic district located at Hammond, Lake County, Indiana. The district encompasses 121 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in a predominantly residential section of Hammond. It developed between about 1916 and 1918, with some later additions, and includes notable example of Colonial Revival and Bungalow / American Craftsman styles of residential architecture. Most of the homes were originally constructed by the United States Housing Corporation as Industrial Housing Project No. 457. There are three main housing types: Single-family dwellings, duplexes, and quadplexes.
Brick Chapel United Methodist Church, also known as Montgomery Chapel, is a historic Methodist church located in Monroe Township, Putnam County, Indiana. The church was built in 1872, and extensively remodeled in 1912 in the Renaissance Revival style. A Sunday School addition was built in 1956. It features a large stained glass window, recessed arches, and an entrance tower. Also on the property is the contributing church cemetery established in 1839, with over 2,000 burials.
Johnson–Denny House, also known as the Johnson-Manfredi House, is a historic home located at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. It was built in 1862, and is a two-story, five bay, "T"-shaped, frame dwelling with Italianate style design elements. It has a bracketed gable roof and a two-story rear addition. It features a vestibule added in 1920. Also on the property is a contributing 1 1/2-story garage, originally built as a carriage house. It was originally built by Oliver Johnson, noted for the Oliver Johnson's Woods Historic District.
North Meridian Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses 169 contributing buildings in a high style residential section of Indianapolis. The district developed between about 1900 and 1936, and includes representative examples of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Classical Revival style architecture. Located in the district is the separately listed William N. Thompson House. Other notable contributing resources include the Evan-Blankenbaker House (1901), Sears-Townsend House (1930), MacGill-Wemmer House, Hugh Love House (1930), Hare-Tarkington House (1911), Shea House (1922), and Brant-Weinhardt House (1932).
Emerson Avenue Addition Historic District, also known as Emerson Heights Addition and Charles M. Cross Trust Clifford Avenue Addition, is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses 1,000 contributing buildings and 9 contributing objects in a planned residential section of Indianapolis. The district developed between about 1910 and 1949, and includes representative examples of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Bungalow / American Craftsman style residential architecture.
August Sommer House is a historic home located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It was built in 1880, and is a two-story, three bay, Italianate style brick dwelling with rear addition. It sits on an ashlar limestone foundation and has segmental arched windows and a low hipped roof. It features a full-with front porch with cut-work detail. It has been converted to commercial uses.
Calvin I. Fletcher House is a historic home located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It was built in 1895, and is a 2 1/2-story, Queen Anne style brick dwelling on a limestone foundation. It has an elaborate hipped roof with gabled dormers. It features an eight-sided corner tower with pointed arched windows on each side. Also on the property is a contributing carriage house.
Benjamin Franklin Public School Number 36 is a historic school building located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It was built in 1896, and is a two-story, cubical, Romanesque Revival style brick building with a two-story addition built in 1959. It sits on a raised basement and has a hipped roof with extended eaves. The front facade features a central tower and large, fully arched, triple window. The building has been converted to apartments.
Flanner House Homes is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The district encompasses 180 contributing buildings in the Project Area "A" of Indianapolis. It was developed between about 1950 and 1959, and include single family and duplex dwellings for African-American families. Notable buildings include the Revival Temple Church.
Ransom Place Historic District is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The district encompasses 74 contributing buildings in a historically African-American residential section of Indianapolis. It was developed between about 1890 and 1942, and include representative examples of Queen Anne style architecture. Notable buildings include the Light of the World Christian Church (1910).
St. Philip Neri Parish Historic District is a historic Roman Catholic church complex and national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The district encompasses five contributing buildings: the church, rectory, former convent and school, school, and boiler house / garage. The church was built in 1909, and is a Romanesque Revival brick church with limestone trim. It features two- and three-story crenellated corner towers, a rose window with flanking round arched windows, and Doric order columns flanking the main entrance.
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