Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc. (ROTG) is excited to announce a portion of the Old Town Greenwood neighborhood is the newest addition to the National Register of Historic Places and is now listed as a National Residential Historic District!
The City of Greenwood (along with ROTG) is an Indiana Main Street community, and ROTG and Greenwood are dedicated to the preservation of Old Town Greenwood’s history and focus on making the area a great place to shop, work, play, and live. ROTG and the City of Greenwood worked closely together to obtain grants from Indiana Landmarks and the State of Indiana in order to have the residential area reviewed for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places; the review of homes and buildings was performed by consultant Kurt Garner.
The new Greenwood Residential Historic District is approximately bounded by US 31 on the west, Main Street and the Historic Commercial District on the south, Meridian Street on the east, and Euclid and Longdon Streets on the north. A key contributing building of the new Residential Historic District is the Polk Community House which was just renovated as Cornerstone Autism’s second Greenwood location. Other points of interest within the new district are the distinctive houses of the Madison Village area near Euclid Avenue.
With the neighborhood now on the National Register, homes and businesses within the district are eligible for special tax breaks that are dedicated to encouraging historic preservation.
ROTG would like to thank our close partners of Indiana Landmarks and also the State of Indiana (including Paul Diebold with DNR) for their assistance with obtaining grants, Kurt Garner and his team for their work on surveying the neighborhood, and the staff of the City of Greenwood for their continued support and hard work on making the new Residential Historic District a reality!
ROTG is looking to celebrate this accomplishment in the near future with the citizens and City of Greenwood by planning a celebration party to be announced in the near future, so please stay tuned for further information!
Board of Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc.
Residential Historic District Map shows the homes whether contributing or non-contributing. According to Kurt Garner, the consultant hired to write the National Register nomination, “Buildings constructed after the period of significance are considered non-contributing and almost entirely date from 1960 and newer. Buildings that have had substantial alterations that include significant additions that change the overall historic composition of the house, or have had extensive remodeling that would alter the historic door or window openings, are considered non-contributing” Read the entire nomination form with a detailed list of the included homes at Greenwood Residential 2013 NRform.