Twelve Points, and the Twelve Points Historic District, is a collection of buildings which represent the earliest suburban development in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 1889, a young surveyor named Walter Phillips was hired to lay out the lots for a large parcel of land which had been purchased north of Terre Haute. There were good reasons to believe that the development would be successful. That development became known as Twelve Points, named because of the twelve corner points where three streets intersect.
During the boom time of the 1920’s, Twelve Points was a lively center and was described as “a city within a city”. Yet despite the many challenges that have impacted the area, people and organizations want to return Twelve Points to its former glory.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Twelve Points, please select the button or navigate to the HISTORY page. You will be amazed at the history in this first suburban development.