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Property Name Albion Courthouse Square Historic District
Reference Number 13001014
State Indiana
County Noble
Town Albion
Street Address Roughly bounded. by Highland, Oak, and Hazel Streets and the alley east of Orange Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/31/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, COMMERCE, POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001014.pdf
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The Albion Courthouse Square Historic District is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C. The district is eligible under criterion A because of several areas of significance that demonstrate broad patterns of the development of a railroad-era Midwestern county seat town . These areas include Politics/Government and Commerce. Politics/Government is an area of significance due to the establishment of the county seat and construction of the courthouse and county jail, as well as the construction of the town hall and post office. Commerce is an area of significance due to the concentration of commercial activity around the courthouse square as the retail hub for the town. The district is also eligible under criterion C due to architecture as an area of significance . Most of the community's best examples of architectural styles popular during the period of significance are found in the district.

 

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