Fourth Ward Historic District
The Fourth Ward Historic District  is a local historic district designated in 1976. It has changed dramatically in recent decades. Located in the center city, Fourth Ward developed after the Civil War as a premier residential neighborhood in proximity to workplaces and stores. The area was revitalized in the 1970s and became the city's first historic district in 1976. Since the 1980s, the area's convenient downtown location has attracted waves of new, high-rise commercial and residential developments. Of the approximately twenty-seven blocks within the boundaries of the historic district, only a core of four residential blocks appear to have sufficient architectural integrity to warrant local historic district designation. This area includes the 500 and 600 blocks of North Pine Street, the 300 block of West Ninth Street, the 300 block of West Eighth Street, and a portion of the 400 block of North Poplar Street.