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Property Name Elston Grove Historic District
Reference Number 13000759
State Indiana
County La Porte
Town Michigan City
Street Address Bounded by Michigan Boulevard, 11th Street, Pine Street, and 6th Steet
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/25/2013
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The Elston Grove Historic District is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criterion A and C. It qualifies under criterion A due to its inclusion of a significant industry and two significant educational buildings. The Zorn Brewery (c. 1877) was a large employer and is the oldest brewery industry complex in Michigan City. The development of the area included important institutions for the neighborhood including the city's first public library and a public school, qualifying the district for Education as an area of significance. Tt1e district also developed some small commercial enterprises which supported neighborhood life. The district qualifies under criterion C for the many examples of architectural styles representative of the district's period of significance, qualifying the district for Architecture as an area of significance.


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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria