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






History/description of Farrington's Grove





Folder 2

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





Folder 3

Preservation Committee  (includes minutes and correspondence)





Folder 4

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





Folder 5

Historic Survey of Farrington's Grove: preparatory materials





Folder 6

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





Folder 7






Folder 8

Newspaper clippings





Folder 9

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

ca. 1982-1986