Centerville, Indiana, is known for its arches. You’ll see them when you visit: passageways in many of the buildings to courtyards behind them. It’s a distinctive architectural feature of this small National Road town, which was founded in 1814.

Centerville is also known for its antique shops. It’s one of the towns on Indiana’s famous Antique Alley. Centerville and nearby Cambridge City are probably the most prominent towns on that tour.

But Centerville is not known for its doors. That’s a shame, because they are lovely. Here are many of the doors you’ll find in Centerville right on the National Road, better known today as US 40.

Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door
Centerville door

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Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey

Photography, Preservation, Road Trips

Thursday doors: Centerville, Indiana on the National Road

In this installment of Thursday Doors, we check out those on the National Road in Centerville, IN. This town was laid out in 1814 — about as old as it gets in Indiana!

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13 thoughts on “Thursday doors: Centerville, Indiana on the National Road

  1. Nancy Stewart says:

    Very interesting. All the doors are so much higher than the street level. Was this an area that was flooded often ??

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