Centerville

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US 40 & South Morton Streets Southwest Corner

A closeup view of the corner buildings. I took out the stoplight and poles. Looking southwest.

US 40 & South Morton Streets Southwest Corner

Another view of the corner and the one that sits behind it. This view is looking to the northwest.

Italianate Commercial Building

A closeup of the third building from the corner and my favorite of the block of buildings. It has a very nice first floor facade. It was built around 1875 and has housed a grocery store and post office on the first floor and the locally owned telephone office on the second floor. This view is toward the south.

Last Two Buildings of the Block

Well....these two buildings are very nice also. The white one of course with the arched tunnel entryway and the other with it's good looking lower facade. Looking to the southwest.

Both houses were built by Elegios Malone around 1836 and was patterned after the row houses of his native Baltimore.

The White Building

A closeup and better view of the tunnel entryway.

Victorian Home

This large house can be seen in the second photograph above. It no doubt is missing a large front porch, but the gables and small side entry are interesting. Looking southwest.

133-135 West Main

Next to the Green house shown above heading west on West Main Street are these very nice dwellings. Martin Ray, a successful lawyer and merchant built them around 1840.  He was a first cousin of James B. Ray, third governor of Indiana. This view is looking southwest.

Federal Homes

Across West Main Street from the Federal homes shown above are these stately Federal houses.

Federal Dwelling

Past the homes shown above in the next block on the northwest corner of West Main (HY 40) & North Spruce Streets, sits this very nice Federal home. This view is looking to the northwest.

Federal Houses

Across West Main from the white Federal home shown above are these three Federal homes. The side yard to the left occupies the southwest corner of West Main & Spruce streets. I wish I had the information on the plaque to the left and had a photograph of the arch. Looking to the southwest in the afternoon.

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