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Danville's Main Street Historic District Danville's Main Street Historic District

Location: 256/260 W. Main Street/US 36, Danville. (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Installed: 2000 Indiana Historical Bureau, Main Street Historical Association of Danville, and Town of Danville

ID# : 32.2000.1

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Side one:

Residential district bounded by Main, East, Cross, and Marion streets. Nineteenth and early twentieth century homes reflect social and economic diversity of residents, including town's prominent citizens. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1994.

Side two:

Part of original 1824 Danville plat; county seat of Hendricks County, formed by Indiana General Assembly 1824. Lies west of downtown commercial area and reflects town's growth and prosperity. Town was market center for area farmers 1820s into early 1900s. Industries developed along tracks of Indianapolis and St. Louis Railroad built 1870.

Keywords

Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns, Buildings and Architecture