Anderson Downtown Historic District

Also known as: 095-015-46000
Roughly Meridian St., from 10th to Conrail RR and first blk W of 11th and 12th Sts., Anderson, Indiana


West side of the 1000 block of Meridian St.

Photo taken by Jim Allen in Dec. 2012




The Paramount Theater & the Tower Hotel, were previously listed in the NRHP. Two of the contributing buildings, the Brock Apartments & the Charles Miller Building, were gone by 2013.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 19, 2006
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; et al.
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Multiple dwelling; Post office; Business; Professional; Rail-related; Meeting hall; Theater
Current functions
Multiple dwelling; Civic; Business; Professional; Financial institution; Auditorium
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 32
Non-contributing buildings: 10


Anderson, Indiana (12)
Brick (42,466)
Classical Revival (4,581)
District (10,642)
Erwin, Miller (1)
Granite (5,091)
Indiana (2,179)
Italianate (5,120)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,278)
Limestone (8,194)
Madison County, Indiana (19)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,703)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2014: New photos from Jim Allen
  • August 10, 2013: New photo from Jim Allen
  • April 4, 2013: Updated by Jim Allen: Added description
  • April 4, 2013: New photos from Jim Allen

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