The Starr National Register Historic District comprises an area of the near north side of Richmond, bounded on the south by North A Street, on the north by North E Street, on the west by North 10th Street, and on the east North 16th Street. This area contains 120 structures of historic significance. the focal point of the district is the Hicksite Meetinghouse (now the Wayne County Historical Museum). It is one of five National Register of Historic Places Districts in Richmond
The district is an early Victorian neighborhood, perhaps one of the finest examples remaining in the Midwest. It was an elite residential area of large townhouses and mansions. The dominant style of buildings are; Italianate, Second Empire, Greek Revival, and Queen Anne.
The neigborhood was developed by Charles and Elizabeth Starr who purchased the land from Jeremiah Cox. The Starr's move to Richmond in 1825 after Charles had worked in the export business. The Starr's also developed the area around North E Street and Fort Wayne Avenue. The Starr family influenced Richmond's early development and later owned Starr Piano, which was a world-leading manufacturer of pianos, phonographs, and records.
The district is an excellent example of the life and times of that period. Nearly half the residents of the district were leaders in Indiana business, and industry in the 19th Century. It is a symbol of that era and of the people who organized, operated, and dominated Indiana economic life prior to 1900.
The district was never a commercial neighborhood, only a few buildings in the neighborhood were used commercially. It has always been a residential neighborhood and should be maintained as Richmond's "Gas Light District." the 1969-70 study made by City Planning Associates, Inc. indicates that his district is historically important to the nation. A definite system of rehabilitation and restoration should be planned to rescue this neighborhood from decline.
NEW DIGITAL WALKING TOUR OF STARR NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT.
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Richmond has six historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Old Richmond, Starr, Pennsylvania Depot, East Main Street, Reeveston, and Historic Downtown.
The community is recognized as having a significant collection of historic architecture.
Richmond Columbian Properties Inc. 2023 ArchiCamp for Kids Registration Form
Your son or daughter (ages 9-12) will be participating in ArchiCamp, June 27-28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Richmond Columbian Properties Inc. at 204 North Tenth Street. He or she will be participating in various learning activities, a walking tour, visit two historic houses, two churches, the Wayne County Museum and the Depot District. He or she will be chaperoned by Board members and/or volunteers at all times. Lunch will be provided.
In order for your child to participate, the registration fee of $25.00 (check or money order) and this form must be filled out and returned to Richmond Columbian Properties Inc.P.O. Box 294, Richmond, IN 47375 by June 20, 2023.
Permission to Participate
My child,______________________________Age__________ , may participate in the ArchiCamp at the Richmond Columbian Properties Inc., June 27-28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I or a designated guardian agree to drop off my child at 9:00 a.m. and pick up my child at 3:00 p.m. both days.
Signature of Parent or Guardian and Date
Emergency name and number if parent cannot be reached
Food Allergies - No _____ Yes_____________________________________________
Each student will receive an ArchiCamp t-shirt with registration.
Participant’s t-shirt size Youth or Adult S M L XL
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I now release Richmond Columbian Properties Inc., its Board of Directors, employees, volunteers, agents, and assigns from responsibility for any personal injuries and damages to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. I understand that this release applies to any present or future detected injuries from this activity and that it binds me, my children and my spouse. I have read this release and sign it voluntarily.
SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN and DATE
Any questions call Rev. Marty Holman at 765-220-0803
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