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Property Name Plymouth Northside Historic District
Reference Number 13000760
State Indiana
County Marshall
Town Plymouth
Street Address Center and Michigan Streets between Adams and Novelty Streets, and the blocks surrounding the courthouse square
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/25/2013
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The Plymouth Northside Historic District qualifies for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C. The residential district was developed first as part of the original plat of the city of Plymouth and included the courthouse square . Its boundaries increased as residential development occurred north of the original plat during the early 1900s. The district is important architecturally for two reasons: 1) it has a broad inclusion of architectural types that include some from the earliest period of the city's development and 2) it has a variety of well-executed architectural styles that were popular during the period of development in district. Areas of significance for which the district qualifies are Architecture, Community Planning and Development, Entertainment/Recreation, and Politics/Government. The district's architecture represents some of the finest examples that were popular during the Pe riod o f Signifi cance in Plymouth and Marshall County . The district also has the distinction, though reside ntia l in nature , of havi ng t he cou rthouse sq uare in its southern half. This was a design feature in the original pla t of the city . The inclus io n of thi s co mmu nity plann ing fea ture allowed the influence of county government to be a part of the di st rict's histo ry w hich led to th e d es ig nation of the Lincoln Highway through the district. Also a part of the district's history is the devel opment of the city 's first park; it is loca ted on the east side of the district along the Yellow River . It is acutely lin ked to th e cit y's early re sidents and was su bst antially developed further under the Work Progress Admin istration . A hea vy influen ce in th e district's his tory is the role religion played in establishing churches, parsonages, and educational buildings in the area.


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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