Is it a death sentence for a building if it doesn’t make the National Register? Not always. Continuing with the list of apartments from the last post, the remaining half of the list ends with three buildings standing, two demolished. Listed as the Legacy Flats in the nomination, they were called the Madison Flats up until 1982. The Madison Flats were built on a small triangular strip of land bounded by Madison Avenue, Pennsylvania Street, and Merrill Street. They were built at 607-611 Madison Avenue and 608-616 South Pennsylvania Street in 1908. The explanation for not being included in the nomination was that it “simply lacked the overall quality of architectural design and workmanship needed to be eligible.” (NRHP Nomination Form, 1983) Being directly south of the commercial district of downtown, this area filled up very quickly. Even in 1887, almost every lot was used either by a single family dwelling or a small business. The Jefferson-Madison-Indianapolis Railroad system cut through the neighborhood to the east of the future flats. By 1898, more businesses and warehouses began moving in, as people most likely kept moving further away from the commercial district and settling in other nearby neighborhoods. The future Madison Flats were near the Industrial Training School complex. In 1898, this triangular lot was comprised of four smaller single family homes, one duplex, and a small commercial building in the southern point that was a drugstore for a time. The fronts of all of the homes were on Pennsylvania Street. By 1914, the Shara Teffila Synagogue and United Hebrew Congregation were established across Madison Avenue from the flats. Most of the larger homes were converted into duplexes by this time. To the north of the flats, the Industrial Training School had become Manual Training School, and the F.M. Spacke Machine Company was directly north of the flats. Southwest of the Madison was the Austin H. Brown Public School (P.S. No. 6). Things were relatively consistent around the Madison Flats into the 1950’s. Just to the west of the flats, the Manual Training High School had expanded and this area included a gym, assembly room, dining room, stage, and some school rooms.