First incorporated as a town in 1851, the city of Plymouth, Indiana, offers a wealth of history. Dozens of buildings in Downtown Plymouth have been virtually unchanged for 100 years or more, and our Plymouth real estate agents never tire of telling their stories.
Many of the historical sites in Marshall County are located within the Plymouth Downtown Historic District, which developed between the 1870s and 1940s. The district spans several city blocks and features spectacular examples of Italianate, Romanesque Revival, and Colonial Revival style architecture. These are some of the best landmarks to see in Downtown Plymouth:
- Marshall County Historical Museum - 123 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
If you want to learn more about Plymouth's history, there's no better place to start than the Marshall County Historical Museum. Offering two floors and three storefronts of exhibits, the museum includes a huge collection of vintage photographs, advertising signs, and memorabilia, as well as a train exhibit and hands-on activities and programs for kids. The building that houses the Marshall County Historical Museum, located within minutes of many Plymouth homes for sale, is a historic landmark itself. Known as the Lauer Building, it was constructed in 1910 and was originally the site of Lauer's clothing store.
- Plymouth Fire Station Building - 220 N Center St, Plymouth, IN 46563
Arguably the most recognizable landmark in Plymouth, IN, the Plymouth Fire Station Building was built in 1875, making it one of the oldest structures in the city. This two-story painted red brick building features some truly arresting historic features, like round-arched pedestrian entrances and bays and parapets with tile coping. Another unique feature is the round window that looks out from the 59-foot-tall bell tower.
- East La Porte Street Foot Bridge - Plymouth, IN 46563
Plymouth is a very walkable city, and the historic East La Porte Street Foot Bridge makes it even more so. Linking Downtown Plymouth with a nearby residential neighborhood, this metal, two-span Kingpost style footbridge was built in 1898. The bridge spans the Yellow River, stretching 100 feet across with 20-foot trusses. The wooden plank deck has been replaced over the years, but all other components are original. Surrounded by a scenic wooded area along the river, the East La Porte Street Foot Bridge has become a beloved local landmark.
- Marshall County Courthouse - 211 W Madison St, Plymouth, IN 46563
Built between 1870 and 1872, the Marshall County Courthouse remains just as grand today as when it was first constructed. It's a red brick and stone structure that combines Renaissance Revival and Italianate styles, featuring a large entrance with a central arch and small side arches on the first story. Above that, four second-story columns reach upward to a hipped roof with a central bell tower. The building replaced a previous wooden courthouse that was built in 1840.
- The REES Theater - 100 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
There aren't nearly as many classic movie houses as there once were in America, which is part of the reason why Plymouth's REES Theater is so special. Built in 1940, it was one of the best places in town to catch a movie for decades until it was ultimately closed down in 2009. Thankfully, a grassroots effort to restore and reopen the theater led to its revival in 2022, and the REES Theater now hosts film screenings and live performances throughout the year.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Plymouth, IN. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.