Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District

Also known as: Massachusetts Avenue
Roughly bounded by one block to either side of Massachusetts Ave. from Delaware St. to I 65, Indianapolis, Indiana


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1982
Reference number
Architectural styles
Modern Movement; Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Flat Iron
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture; Social History; Performing Arts
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Multiple dwelling; Manufacturing facility; Specialty store
Current functions
Theater; Specialty store; Multiple dwelling; Restaurant
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 50
Non-contributing buildings: 12


Brick (42,458)
District (10,262)
Indiana (2,054)
Indianapolis, Indiana (232)
Italianate (5,066)
Marion County, Indiana (257)
Modern Movement (2,551)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,162)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,696)