611 2nd Ave NE Carmel, Indiana United States

611 2nd Ave NE

Construction date: approximate 1930*

Current name:

Carlson House


Bungalow, Craftsman

Historical Summary:

The Old Town section of Carmel, then known as Bethlehem, was platted in 1837. When the Monon Railroad was built through the area in the 1880s, Carmel became the economic center of the township.


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.

Architectural Description:

This is a 1.5-story, 3-bay residential building in the Craftsman style built ca. 1930. The structural system is balloon frame. The foundation is concrete block. Exterior walls are modern stucco. Between 2014 and 2020, the primary cladding was changed from historic asbestos to modern stucco. The building has a side gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with box cornice. There is one offset right, rear slope chimney. Windows are replacement wood, 7/1 double-hung sashes. Between 2014 and 2020, historic wood 1/1 double-hung sashes located in the dormer were replaced. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with tapered wood posts on square stone piers. The main entry is centrally located on the primary (west) facade. Bungalow features of the house include an inset porch, wide overhanging eaves with brackets and exposed rafter tails, and a dormer on the primary facade.

* Date source: Hamilton County GIS

Description generated by RuskinARC.

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