Sherman Building

2--4 S. Court St., Sullivan, Indiana

Former theater, now functioning as a church

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Overview Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2016

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Description 

"The Sherman Building is a three story, rectangular, red brick structure with white terra cotta trim and a flat roof. Designed by local architect F. J. Nicholas and constructed in 1915 by Cuthbert J. Sherman, the building has elements of the neoclassical and commercial styles, and is prominently sited on the northwest corner of Sullivan's Courthouse Square (photo #10). The building houses a theatre in the first and second floors and offices on the third floor."

Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form prepared by J. David Shrum, February 22, 1986. A link to the document is listed below under "Sources."

Since this application was made, the building has undergone a few external changes and it is now a church.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1986
Reference number
86002712
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Professional; Theater
Current function
Theater
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1915; 1916

Tags 

20th Century (29,077)
Aluminum (1,258)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1915 (826)
Built during 1910s (8,689)
Cuthbert J. Sherman (1)
F.J. Nicholas (1)
Indiana (2,067)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,161)
Sullivan County, Indiana (11)
Sullivan, Indiana (3)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Theater (3,250)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos

Sources