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Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District

 
 
Side One: Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
1. Side One: Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Platted 1854; now bounded by South East Street, Virginia Avenue, and interstates 65/70. Early residents were Germans, Irish, Scots, and Welsh. Danes resided in area circa 1870–1890. By 1910, ninety percent of area residents were Italian immigrants.

Area became Indiana’s largest continuously occupied Italian neighborhood. Sicilians opened nearby produce businesses. District, containing mainly working-class cottages, includes Trinity Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church built 1872, Horace Mann Public School built 1873, and Holy Rosary Catholic Church built 1911–1925. District listed in National Register of Historic Places 1986.
 
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Italian Heritage Society of Indiana. (Marker Number 49.2000.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 45.473′ N, 86° 8.958′ 
Side Two: Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Side Two: Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District Marker
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W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of South East Street and South Stevens Street on South East Street. The marker is on the SE corner next to the parking lot for Holy Rosary Catholic Church (entrance is located at 520 Stevens St, Indianapolis). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 28th Regiment USCT (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvin Fletcher (approx. ¼ mile away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 0.6 miles away); What Was the Wholesale District? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fallen Deputy Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lilly Family (approx. 0.6 miles away); John W. Murphy Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
3. Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Marker
Holy Rosary Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
4. Holy Rosary Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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