85 Sherman Dr Carmel, Indiana United States

85 Sherman Dr

Construction date: documented 1960*


Ranch , Neocolonial

Historical Summary:

This house occupies Lot 50 of the Johnson Addition subdivision. The subdivision was originally platted in the mid- to late-1950s. It is located on the southeast corner of W. Main Street and S. Guilford Road, just west of downtown Carmel. The subdivision was mostly occupied by 1962. It is a typical late 1950s, early 1960s subdivision primarily composed of small rectangular plan ranch houses.


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Rating or Rank:



Suburban Development

Area(s) of Significance:

Social History


Contributing resource in a potential district with significance in suburban development of Carmel.

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story, multiple-bay residential building with Neocolonial influences built in 1960. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is balloon frame. The foundation is concrete. Exterior walls are original brick veneer. The building has a low side gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles. There is a small dovecote on the northern end of the roof ridgeline. The house has a simple wood frieze board. There is one chimney. Windows are replacement vinyl, 6/6 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, three-bay porch characterized by a shed roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. The porch covers the primary entry, the northern bay, and the attached one-car garage and features segmental arches between the turned spindle support posts.

* Date source: Hamilton County GIS

Description generated by RuskinARC.

Setting/Landscape/Site Features:

suburban residential