Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus)

Also known as: Das Deutsche Haus
401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, Indiana

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey PHOTOCOPY OF HISTORIC VIEW

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The building is an example of German cultural and architectural influences in the midwest during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Romanesque architectural forms are used on the exterior of the first phase of the building, Renaissance on the exterior of the second, but the whole is unified in massing, scale, and materials. The building served as the center of German cultural activity, especially for the Turnverein or gymnastic club. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IN-63)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 21, 1973
Reference number
73000032
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; German Romanesque
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Civic
Current function
Civic
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1893; 1898

Tags 

19th Century (36,347)
Brick (42,457)
Building (3,903)
Built 1893 (575)
Built during 1890s (7,186)
Have Street View (34,824)
Indiana (2,038)
Indianapolis, Indiana (232)
Marion County, Indiana (256)
Private owner (54,396)
Renaissance (1,326)
Stone (26,162)
Victorian (19,690)
Vonnegut & Bohn (3)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc
  • May 19, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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