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Bankers Row Historic District
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Bankers Row Historic District, January 2012
Location Eel River Ave., from Market to Third, Logansport, Indiana
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
Architectural style Queen Anne, Italianate, et al.
NRHP reference No. 99001149
Added to NRHP September 17, 1999

Bankers Row Historic District is a national historic district located at Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. The district encompasses 20 contributing houses in a residential section of Logansport. It developed between about 1875 and 1925 and includes notable examples of Queen Anne and Italianate style architecture. Bankers Row gains significance because it is associated with the growth and development of Logansport. The town gained commercial success in 1840 with the Wabash & Erie Canal, and then in the 1850s, when the first railroad came through town. The name "Bankers Row" was given to these homes by locals in the 1980s because of its association in the earlier part of the century, with men in the field of finance and banking.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Description

Bankers Row Historic District is a single row of historic buildings, on the northeast side of Eel River Avenue in Logansport, Indiana. The homes face the street and with the Eel River as their backyard. These lots are on a low bluff above the Eel Rivers flood levels. The buildings are slightly set back from the avenue, with only a few empty lots. Most buildings were built within the period of 1890 - 1900. The historic district is the northwest boundary of the old downtown. The south side of Eel River Avenue is the northern border of the Point Historic District.

  1. 72 Eel River Avenue; Gabled Ell; c.1880/1900
  2. 76 Eel River Avenue; Bungalow; c. 1910
  3. 80 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1895
  4. 94 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1890
  5. 98 Eel River Avenue; Italianate; c. 1875
  6. 102 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1900
  7. 110 Eel River Avenue; Wiggs House; Queen Anne; c. 1885
  8. 118 Eel River Avenue; Fines-Campbell House; Queen Anne; 1878/1894
  9. 124 Eel River Avenue; Italianate; c. 1880
  10. 128 Eel River Avenue; Oilman House; Italianate/Greek Revival; c. 1880
  11. 136 Eel River Avenue; Italianate/ Italian Villa; c.1875
  12. 142 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1890
  13. 200 Eel River Avenue; American Four-Square/Prairie; c. 1890/1905
  14. 204 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1900
  15. 208 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne/Colonial Revival; c.1900
  16. 210 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne; c. 1895
  17. 218 Eel River Avenue; Queen Anne/Italianate; C. 1880
  18. 222 Eel River Avenue; American Four Square/Queen Anne; c. 1900
  19. 226-228 Eel River Avenue; Gable Front; c. 1920
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