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

Bates-Hendricks House

Bates-Hendricks House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
Location. 39° 44.829′ N, 86° 9.061′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Bates-Hendricks. Marker is on South New Jersey Street. The marker can be found in the median, north of Lincoln Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1526 S New Jersey Street, Indianapolis IN 46225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hook's Drug Stores (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Side Turnverein
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Leedy Manufacturing Company (approx. half a mile away); Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); 28th Regiment USCT (approx. ¾ mile away); Rosenbaum House (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calvin Fletcher (approx. one mile 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 commentary.
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.
The Bates-Hendricks House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. The Bates-Hendricks House and Marker
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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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,538 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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