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New Albany lots were advertised for sale 1813.(1) It was designated county seat 1819,(2) incorporated as town 1836,(3) then as city 1839.(4) Area within the district was part of early plat of New Albany.(5) District boundaries are roughly West 1st to East 5th streets and East Spring to East and West Main streets.(6)
District reflects the historical development and commercial growth of New Albany.(7) It contains a collection of outstanding examples of nineteenth and twentieth century commercial and institutional buildings and a few domestic structures.(8) Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999.(9)
Footnote 1 - Advertisement listing lots for sale in New Albany, Philadelphia Aurora, August 19, 1813. William Scribner's Diary Recollections, 11-13, New Albany/Floyd County Public Library; this handwritten item begins "My Dear Daughter," and is dated April 3, 1862 from New Albany.
Footnote 2 - George Pence and Nellie C. Armstrong, Indiana Boundaries, Territory, State, and County (Indianapolis, 1933), 344.
Footnote 3 - An Act to incorporate the town of New Albany, approved February 5, 1836, Indiana Laws of a Local Nature 1836, pp. 76-82.
Footnote 4 - An Act to incorporate the city of New Albany, approved February 14, 1839, Indiana Laws of a Local Nature 1839, pp. 103-15.
Footnote 5 - Map of Downtown New Albany Historic District, City of New Albany Interim Report (New Albany, Ind., 1994), 46; Clark Grant, Record H, December 1786 to August 1841, pp. 162-63, Indiana Room, Floyd County-New Albany Public Library.
Footnote 6 - Historic Indiana: Indiana Properties Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 2003-2004 (Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology), 21; map, City of New Albany Interim Report, 46.
Footnote 7 - New Albany Downtown Historic District, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (nomination), January 31, 1999, Section 8, p. 38.
Footnote 8 - Ibid.
Footnote 9 - Historic Indiana, 21.