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The Old Northside

 
 
The Old Northside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
1. The Old Northside Marker
Inscription.  
Vibrant historic district was home to many social, political, commercial, and industrial leaders of Indianapolis during the last half of nineteenth through early twentieth centuries. Revitalization of Old Northside is part of national historic preservation movement. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1978.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Old Northside Foundation. (Marker Number 49.1995.5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
 
Location. 39° 46.988′ N, 86° 9.247′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Delaware Street and East 12th Street on North Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Caroline Scott Harrison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brig. General Benjamin Harrison (about 300 feet away); Home of Benjamin Harrison
The Old Northside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
2. The Old Northside Marker
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(about 300 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); First Lady Caroline Harrison (about 400 feet away); John Freeman (about 700 feet away); First Home of The Children’s Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Regarding The Old Northside. A duplicate of this marker, numbered 49.1995.4, is at 1456 Central Avenue.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Historic Old Northside. Neighborhood website homepage (Submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Northside Historic District. National Park Service site detailing the district. (Submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Morris–Butler House. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Typical Victorian Era House in the Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
3. Typical Victorian Era House in the Historic District
Built in 1884, this house on North Broadway was one of those renovated after the historic district was created. This particular house was occupied by then Lt. Governor Frank O'Bannon and his wife Judy from 1989 to 1997. O'Bannon was elected Indiana's 47th governor in 1996 and served until his death in September 2003.

A home next to this one was occupied by Eli Lilly, founder of the pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly and Company. However the Lilly house no longer stands.
President Benjamin Harrison's House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
4. President Benjamin Harrison's House
One of several notable homes within the district.
Morris-Butler House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Morris-Butler House
This Second Empire-style house, at 1204 North Park Avenue, was built by John Morris in 1864. Later it was occupied by Noble Butler, a lawyer. The house was preserved through efforts of Eli Lilly in the 1960s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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