Inventory

Farrington's Grove Historical District
Dates: 1974-1987
Accession Number: 881030
Donor: David M. Buchanan
Description: One document case

Content and Scope of Collection

In 1976, the Farrington's Grove Historical District, Inc. was established as a non-profit organization by residents to promote preservation of their neighborhood through education. The Grove is bordered by Swan and Hulman streets and Fourth and Seventh streets, is a mile long and nearly a half-mile wide and includes more than 800 homes.

This collection contains minutes, correspondence, and publicity items which chronicle the activities of the organization (e.g., historic home tours, Clean-Up Day, renovation of derelict properties, zoning ordinance concerns). The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and much of the collection represents the organization's efforts in achieving this goal. Notes from the initial planning committee, historic survey plans, and nomination material represent the process the Farrington's Grove Historical District underwent to have their district placed on the National Register.

Document Case

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Articles of incorporation, certificate of incorporation, tax registration
certificate

1976

 

 

 

 

History/description of Farrington's Grove

n.d.

 

 

 

Folder 2

Minutes--Secretary's Notebook (includes general meetings and Board of Director's meetings)

1976-1981

 

 

 

Folder 3

Preservation Committee  (includes minutes and correspondence)

1974-1978

 

 

 

Folder 4

Historic District Instructions/Forms (from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana)

1978

 

 

 

Folder 5

Historic Survey of Farrington's Grove: preparatory materials

1979

 

 

 

Folder 6

National Register Nomination Form--Negatives of photographs submitted
with the nomination

ca.1986

 

 

 

Folder 7

Correspondence--general

1978-1987

 

 

 

Folder 8

Newspaper clippings

ca.1985-1987

 

 

 

Folder 9

Miscellaneous items: Board of directors, financial statement, "Walking Tour" brochure, announcements, house descriptions,  logo designs

ca. 1982-1986