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Property Name Happy Hollow Heights Historic District
Reference Number 15000891
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Town West Lafayette
Street Address 1821 Happy Hollow Road, 1809 Happy Hollow Road, and all houses on Laurel Drive, Hollowood Drive, Fernleaf Drive, and Sumac Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/15/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture, Community Development and Planning
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The Happy Hollow Heights Historic District is significant under Criteria A and C on the local level for its significance to community planning and development in the 1950s, and for its architectural significance, for having many houses of high architectural value and also for its association with regional architect Robert J. Smith. He designed 20 modern/contemporary homes in West Lafayette, with eight of them located within Happy Hollow Heights, including the first house he designed in West Lafayette.7 Its period of significance is from 1953, the date when the first section was platted and the first lot in Happy Hollow Heights was sold, to 1967, when the last of Smith's houses in Happy Hollow Heights was built.

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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