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Property Name Franklin Street Commercial Historic District
Reference Number 13001013
State Indiana
County Lake
Town Michigan City
Street Address Bounded by Pine St. on the east, 4th St. on the north, 11th St. on the south, and the alley between Franklin and Washington St. on the west
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/31/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, COMMERCE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001013.pdf
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The Franklin Street Commercial Historic District is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C. The district includes some of the finest examples of architectural styles in Michigan City applied to large commercial and public buildings, which qualifies the district under criterion C for Architecture. The large concentration of these buildings form not only a significant collection of architecture in the city, they also form an important hub for commerce in the region due to the city's location on Lake Michigan. Therefore the district also qualifies under criterion A for Commerce.

 

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