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Holy Rosary-Danish Church Historic District

Location: SE corner of S. East Street & S. Stevens Street, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Installed: 2000 Indiana Historical Bureau and Italian Heritage Society of Indiana

ID# : 49.2000.1


Side one:

Platted 1854; now bounded by South East Street, Virginia Avenue, and interstates 65/70. Early residents were Germans, Irish, Scots, and Welsh. Danes resided in area circa 1870-1890. By 1910, ninety percent of area residents were Italian immigrants.

Side two:

Area became Indiana's largest continuously occupied Italian neighborhood. Sicilians opened nearby produce businesses. District, containing mainly working-class cottages, includes Trinity Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church built 1872, Horace Mann Public School built 1873, and Holy Rosary Catholic Church built 1911-1925. District listed in National Register of Historic Places 1986.


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