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Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Martin Place

Historic District

 
 
Martin Place Marker Text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
1. Martin Place Marker Text
Inscription.  Circa 1870, Dr. John O. and Charity Denton Martin constructed the first house on Martin Place. Dr. Martin, a dentist by profession, was instrumental in procuring the charter of the City of Franklin. In 1885 Dr. & Mrs. Martin platted the district on land purchased from Captain John Banta. Side 2 The Martin Place District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 39° 29.15′ N, 86° 3.322′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Harriott Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. The marker is located in a triangle formed by Main Street, Herriott Street, and Graham Road, just north of the actual historic district it commemorates. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 569 Graham Street, Franklin IN 46131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County Museum of History (approx. ¼ mile away); Province Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Paul Vories McNutt
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Roger D. Branigin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson County War Memorial Honor Rolls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson County Spanish American War Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Regarding Martin Place. The Martin Place Historic District is a group of late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes. It is an excellent collection of such architectural styles as Queen Anne, Italianate, Craftsman, and American Four-Square. As the map on the marker shows, the district is composed of the north and south sides of Martin Place and three houses on the west side of N. Main Street. In a city with an abundance of nineteenth century houses, the district is one of Franklin's best collections of representative examples. Martin Place is an attractive tree-lined street reminiscent of an idyllic 19th Century home town.

Another historical marker, commemorating the first fair in Johnson County, is located
Martin Place District Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
2. Martin Place District Map
in the middle of the district.
 
Additional keywords. NRHP
 
Martin Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
3. Martin Place Marker
The marker shows a description and a map of the historic district.
Martin Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
4. Martin Place Marker
Martin Place Historic District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, February 18, 2020
5. Martin Place Historic District
This is a peek into the Martin Place Historic District as defined by the National Register of Historic Places. On the far right of the image, you can see the historical marker entitled First Fair in Johnson County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 9, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on March 11, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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