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Historic Structures of

Owen, Monroe and Morgan counties

Including Bloomington, Indiana

The first five images are of buildings in Spencer (Owen County) Indiana and the city of Bloomington (seat of Monroe County), in South Central Indiana. The last image is from Martinsville Indiana (Morgan County).

David Enoch Beem House Spencer Indiana , Owen County

David Enoch Beem House

This building is an example of the Second Empire style of architecture. Borrowing heavily from France, the Second Empire style is marked by mansard roofs (steeply sloping roofs punctuated with windows, as in this example) and asymmetry. Another example of this style can be seen in the Sheriff's House on the Crown Point page.

Spencer, Owen County

635 West Hillside Avenue



Cantol Wax Company Bloomington, Indiana
Cantol Wax Company

Bloomington, Monroe County


Spencer Town Hall and Fire Station Spencer, Indiana

Spencer Town Hall and Fire Station

Early Colonial (?)

Spencer, Owen County

84 South Washington Street



Princess Theatre Bloomington, Indiana

Princess Theatre

Bloomington, Monroe County

206 North Walnut Street

1892, 1913, 1923


Monroe County Courthouse Bloomington Indiana
Monroe County Courthouse

Classic Revival

Bloomington, Monroe County

Courthouse Square


Our thanks to Bob Jackson, President of Farmers and Mechanics Federal for a wonderful period photo of the Monroe County Courthouse, Bloomington, Indiana. nearing completion.

The Monroe County courthouse is a beautiful Classical Revival building, a style which owes much to the Beaux-Arts tradition and was a popular form of architecture for government buildings in the early 20th century.

Mr. Jackson also gave a copy of the photo to the Monroe County Historical Society and had one framed to hang in his Bloomington Office.


Morgan Co. Courthouse (1859) Martinsville Indiana

Morgan Co. Courthouse (1859)

Martinsville (Morgan County)

Itialinate, the architectural style inspired by the buildings of Italy, marked by overhanging eaves with decorative brackets, arched windows with hood moldings, and a central tower.

These photos are courtesy of the photographer, Mike Habeck ( Mike is with EcoIndiana and, in addition to being concerned about historic architecture, is also looking out for the state's natural environment. Our thanks to Mike for sharing these photos with us.

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