Web posted June 15, 2002
P.O. Box 322
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Revised June 16, 2002
Location, and General History
Encompassing an area roughly from 4th Street to 7th Street and from Poplar Street to Hulman Street, Farrington's Grove is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Terre Haute. The district exhibits a variety of architectural styles and includes elegant nineteenth and twentieth century houses, workers' cottages, some twentieth century apartment buildings, and a few churches, schools, and public buildings.
Farrington's Grove was first settled in 1841 by James Farrington, an attorney, state senator, bank president, and associate in the pork packing firm of H.D. Williams and Company. Near his home, "Woodlawn," was a grove of trees where local residents gathered for picnics, barbeques, 4th of July celebrations, and to hear political speeches. Today's historical district takes its name from this gathering place.
The first formal meeting of Farrington's Grove Historical District, Inc., was organized in 1976 under the sponsorship of the Terre Haute Redevelopment Department. The purpose was to form a neighborhood program to raise the standard of housing through restoration and improved maintenance. The interest in the area was sparked by walking tours and neighborhood involvement. In the spring of 1986, Farrington's Grove became the first residential neighborhood in Terre Haute to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
(Source: "Farrington's Grove
Walking Tour 1986," pamphlet in the collection of the Vigo County Historical
Society, Terre Haute, IN)
of Farrington's Grove
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To guide and promote the preservation
and restoration of the Farrington's Grove Historical District in order
Note: Board meetings are typically held the 1st or 2nd Monday of each month.
Sunday, June 16, 2nd Annual FGHD Garden Tour, "Art in the Garden," 1:00 to 5:00 pm, various neighborhood locations.
$30.00 -- 2002 Patron Membership -- Includes FGHD and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana memberships and two (2) tickets for FGHD's Holiday Home Tour
$15.00 -- 2002 Membership -- Includes FGHD and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana memberships
To join, send name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, and email address along with check to FGHD, Inc., P.O. Box 322, Terre Haute, IN 47808
|Michael Misovich||President||630 Putnam Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melony Sacopulos||Vice President||1327 S 6th Streetemail@example.com|
|Georgia Mell||Secretary||818 S 8th Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harriet McNeal||Treasurer||825 S 7th Streetemail@example.com|
|Richard Antonak||824 S 5th Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Antonak||Holiday Home Tour||824 S 5th Streetemail@example.com|
|Jackie Carrell||Family Learning Day||812 S 5th Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Carrell||812 S 5th Street||231-1185||MCarrell@cfindustries.com|
|Craig Ketner||Program/Speaker||824 S 4th Streetemail@example.com|
|Anne Lee||823 S 5th Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|George Amies||Website||1215 S Center Streetemail@example.com|
|Amy Amies||1215 S Center Streetfirstname.lastname@example.org|