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Property Name Roann Historic District
Reference Number 13000093
State Indiana
County Wabash
Town Roann
Street Address Roughly bounded by West Street, Ohio Street, Beamer Street, and Highway 16, Roann, IN
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/20/2013
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The Roann Historic District exemplifies the development of early Midwestern railroad towns whose growth did not expand much beyond the initial infusion of wealth brought by the railroad, but still maintained its importance as a center for the rural area surrounding the community. It meets Criteria A and C due to its pattern of settlement and the development of the town and its architecture. Areas of Significance represented in the Roann Historic District are Architecture, Exploration & Settlement, and Community Planning & Development. The district's architecture is for the most part not high-styled, but scaled to the size of the community. Interesting vernacular types and certain regional details also exist in the district. The district's ties to the early exploration and settlement of the area are also evident in the names associated with the community. The district boundaries, which incorporate nearly the entire community, are also a un ique feature and provide a picture of how the community and its significant buildings were planned.


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