Anderson is the county seat of Madison county and has a population of around 60,000. It was another Indiana Gas Boom town of the late 1880's. The beautiful old courthouse built in 1892 was demolished in 1971  and was replaced by a hideous Brutish styled poorly constructed building. This is a shame and something should have been done to stop such stupidity. For decades I have avoided the area and do not like to go there.

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Railroad depot in Anderson Indiana

"Big Four" Railroad Depot

This depot served as a passenger station between 1887 to 1971. It is located at East 15th Street and Main. This view is from Main street looking northwest.

Railroad depot in Anderson Indiana

"Big Four" Railroad Depot

Another view of the depot looking west.

Italianate house on 8th street in Anderson Indiana

Italianate House on Eight Street

A beautiful Italianate House, one of the best along Eighth street in my opinion.

West 8th Street was a beautiful street lined with nice old homes when I first visited it about thirty years ago. I was a bit disappointed on this didn't seem the same somehow. Perhaps it was the time of day or I was in a hurry, I don't know.

Italianate house on 8th street in Anderson Indiana

Italianate House on Eight Street

This house is located across the street at an angle from the home shown above. A nice Italianate that retains it's iron cresting at the top.

Queen Anne house on eight street in Anderson Indiana

Queen Anne House on Eight Street

I like this home with it's large turret and tower. It has a fine rounded portico that seems to add the final touch.

Victorian home on 8th Street in Anderson Indiana

An Attractive Home on West Eight Street

With or without the roof treatment, this old home would look fine. I like the entrance and the angled corner to the left.

Seven span concrete bridge in Anderson Indiana

A Seven Span Concrete Arch Bridge

This is a tough bridge to capture showing all seven spans. It was built in 1936, has a total length of 725 feet and spans the West Fork of White River on North Jackson Street. This image is looking to the southwest.

Jackson Street bridge in Anderson Indiana

Another View of the Bridge

This view looking northwest shows the northern four spans.

Railroad girder bridge in Anderson Indiana

Looking Through One of the Spans

Looking through one of the spans at the thirteen span railroad deck girder bridge. I didn’t have time to check it out and get other photos, but I would like to some time. This view looks to the west. These photos were taken on March 18, 2010.


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