Town of Crows Nest Historic District (NRIS 00000305)

Address: Roughly bounded by Kessler Blvd., White R., and Questover Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana. County/parish: Marion.

29 contributing buildings. 5 contributing sites. 3 contributing objects.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places April 13, 2000.

From Wikipedia:

Crows Nest, Indiana
The Town of Crows Nest is located in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana, approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of downtown Indianapolis. The town is adjacent to the neighboring community of North Crows Nest. It includes two streets: Sunset Lane south of Kessler Boulevard and Questover Circle. The population was 73 at the 2010 census. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, but retains a functioning town government under IC 36-3-1-11. (read more...)
Town of Crows Nest Historic District
Town of Crows Nest Historic District is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses 29 contributing buildings, 5 contributing sites, 4 contributing structures, and 3 contributing objects in an exclusive residential enclave of Indianapolis. The district developed between about 1905 and 1950, and includes representative examples of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Renaissance Revival, and Art Deco style architecture. Notable contributing resources include Vellameda (1904-1905), W. Hathaway Simmons House (1914), Walden Estate (1927), Lane's End Estate (1928), Goodman House (1927), and Eli Lilly House (1930).It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. (read more...)


  • Burns and James
  • Daggett, Robert Frost, et al.

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Tudor Revival

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Lilly, Eli
  • Schonle, Horace

National Park Service documentation: