“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Bates-Hendricks House

Bates-Hendricks House Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
1. Bates-Hendricks House Marker
Inscription. Combines two nineteenth-century architectural styles. Built 1850s-1860 in Italianate Style. Later additions in Second Empire Style. Owners included Hervey Bates, Sr., first Marion County sheriff, Thomas A. Hendricks, U.S. vice president, and John Coburn, U.S. congressman. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1976.
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 49.1996.2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 44.829′ N, 86° 9.061′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on South New Jersey Street. Touch for map. The marker can be found in the median, north of Lincoln Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1526 S. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis IN 46225, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); 28th Regiment USCT (approx. ¾ mile away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calvin Fletcher (approx. one mile away); The Rost Jewelry Company Building
The Bates-Hendricks House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. The Bates-Hendricks House and Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Griffith Block (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indianapolis Times (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . .  Historic American Buildings Survey for the Bates-Hendricks House. (Submitted on November 13, 2008.)
Additional comments.
1. Lincoln 'speech' given at the 'Bates House'
A. Lincoln is to have been asked by a crowd to give a speech while staying at the 'Bates House' in Indianapolis, en route to his inaugural. He instead made some short comments, basically stating could not be giving speeches everywhere he stopped or would never reach D.C. Is this the 'Bates House' referenced in books? If so, why doesn't the historical marker note this historical event? I am aware of the marker where he spoke from train in Indianapolis. I would appreciate someone enlightening me on this. Thank you!

Editor's Note: This is not the same Bates House. The location of "Lincoln's" Bates House was at the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets in Downtown Indianapolis. That Bates House burned in 1889 and was rebuilt, then was demolished in 1901 to make way for the Claypool Hotel (completed 1903). The Claypool Hotel, itself a fire victim in 1967, was demolished 1969 to make way for an Embassy Suites Hotel and Claypool Court, a retail mall. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 12, 2008, by Paul Lincoln Ehrgott of Anderson, Indiana.

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