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Madison Historic District

Madison, Indiana
County of Jefferson.
Roughly bounded by Crooked Creek, Springdale Cemetery, Michigan, New Hill, and Telegraph Hill Rds., East City Boundary, the Ohio River, and Madison Country Club
National Register Number: 7300020
Resource type: District.
Property type: Agriculture/Subsistence - processing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - March 20, 2006):
The Madison Historic District displays a continuity of all architectural styles from founding ca. 1817 - ca. 1939. Impressive numbers of significant buildings especially Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Mansions, row houses and shotgun worker housing represent all socio-economic groups. Range of domestic, commercial, public, religious and industrial buildings reflect small-town American values. Remarkably intact infrastructure from 19th century including culverts, retaining walls, curbs and gutters, bridges, road grades and alignment. Existing neighborhood and houses identified with specific leaders of Underground Railroad activities through end of Civil War.

TThe historic district is in good condition. The most significant threat to the district revolves around the ongoing project to replace the Madison-Milton Bridge across the Ohio River and what route the bridge will finally take.

Madison has been designated a Preserve America Community

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