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Dubois County Jasper Downtown Historic District
Updated November 27, 2017 7:56 AM
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(DUBOIS CO.) - From June, 2017, through October, 2017, Indiana added 13 listings to the National Register of Historic

These listings - residential and commercial buildings and historic districts, farmsteads, a oneroom school house, a fire station, a public golf course, and a college campus - have added approximately 550 historic resources to the National and State Registers.

For information on Indiana properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures go to .

Locally in Dubois County the Jasper Downtown Historic District was added this year on June 12th.

The Jasper Downtown Historic District, 1872-1952 is a notable collection of commercial and governmental buildings, most of which were built between the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Most of the buildings are constructed
of brick or limestone and are good examples of Italianate, Neoclassical, Twentieth Century Functional and Art Deco architecture. All of the buildings demonstrate the district's ongoing importance as Jasper's commercial and governmental center. The district is significant as the historic center of Dubois County's commercial and governmental activity. Jasper was populated primarily by German immigrants and their descendants, creating a strong local cultural identity.

Although this identity is not manifested in distinctly German architectural expressions, the pattern of immigration is consistent with the growth of Indiana cities and towns during this period. It is the county's largest and best collection of late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century commercial architecture.

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