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The Wilson

Front of the Wilson
The Wilson
Location 643 Ft. Wayne Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana

39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472Coordinates: 39°46′34″N 86°9′17″W / 39.77611°N 86.15472°W / 39.77611; -86.15472

Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis TR
NRHP Reference # 83000089[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1983

The Wilson is a historic Renaissance Revival apartment building located at 643 Fort Wayne Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.[1] It was built in 1905 amid an apartment-building boom; more than fifty such apartment buildings were completed in what is now central Indianapolis in 1905 alone.[2]:18

In 1983, the Wilson was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the "Apartments and Flats of Downtown Indianapolis" multiple property submission.[1] The apartments in this group were added to the Register for their architecture and for their place in the development of commerce and real estate development in Indianapolis.[2]:14

Its NRHP nomination states: "The Wilson is significant for its use of numerous distinctive Renaissance Revival motifs derived from the classical vocabulary of architectural design."[3]It has a five bay Doric order terra cotta entrance arcade and other architectural details.[3]


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