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Arsenal Heights, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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The southeastern portion of the Holy Cross district, bordered by the streets of New York, Washington, Oriental, and State, is also an historic district in its own right: Arsenal Heights. The athletic park that once stood there in the late 19th century provided one of the initial sites for baseball's American League, and was also the birthplace of Indiana football.

The district was named for Arsenal Avenue, which in turn was inspired by the actual United States Arsenal that was built shortly after the Civil War. A small brick guardhouse erected in 1872 still stands at the corner of Arsenal and Michigan, watching over the entrance to the campus of Arsenal Technical High School. The military no longer required the land or its buildings in the early 1900s and sold them to the school, which officially opened in 1912 and is still serving the area today. Though the high school and its historic guardhouse are several blocks north of the Arsenal Heights district, they played a large role in the community's development.

But the true heart of the neighborhood was the YMCA's athletic park, which was bordered by Arsenal and Oriental and ran from Ohio all the way up to Michigan. Indianapolis's baseball team was ejected from the National League in 1890, leaving the city without an outlet for its newfound pastime. Instead the Western League was formed, which included teams such as the Chicago Cubs (then known as the Colts); many of these games were played in the YMCA athletic park. Desiring to rise above the minor leagues, however, Western rebranded itself as the American League at the turn of the century. And just as it had a decade before, Indy's luck ran out: the city was once again ousted from a national baseball league. The lasting legacy of this tumultuous period is the Indianapolis Indians, formed in 1902 to appease baseball-hungry Hoosiers. Today it is second oldest minor league team in the nation.

College sports were more successful on the same turf. In 1899 the Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association was formed, and included teams such as Purdue, DePauw, Wabash, Indiana, Butler, and Hanover (which would later be replaced by Rose Polytechnic). All of the games were played in Arsenal Heights. They were also the first games in Indiana that followed American football rules rather than European rugby regulations. Football fever soon took over the city and the whole state. Purdue's special prowess on the field—and their continual trouncing of every other team in the state—encouraged university president James Smart to create a new conference with other large Midwestern schools, granting both national prestige and more challenging opponents to the Boilermakers. The conference is now known as the Big Ten.

Today, the area is experiencing a residential renaissance, thanks in part to organizations such as the Arsenal Heights Civic League, as well as a growing number of local businesses and investors. Old properties are being purchased and flipped, retaining their historic charm while also bringing life back to the neighborhood. The proximity to downtown Indianapolis (as well as bars, restaurants, and major employers such as Angie's List) contributes greatly to the district's growing desirability, but it's the diversity of residents and their dedication to the area's unique culture and history that sets Arsenal Heights apart.

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Latest Arsenal Heights, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
HUGE home that has been completely updated from the studs out! Revitalized Arsenal Heights/Holy Cross neighborhood! Walking distance to Highland Park! HM offers: Almost 3200 SQ FT. of living space & that doesn't count the attic that could easily be finish...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4791 SqFt
$399,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Under $400k for this Stunning 4/4+Office with 2 Car (22x22) Detached Garage. Holy Cross renovation completely open concept. This house has it all. Master up and down. Extra large, open kitchen with grey custom soft close shaker cabinets, granite countert...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2927 SqFt
$387,900
Red Bridge Real Estate
1537 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1537 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Holy Cross home that has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out! Back half of the house even has a new foundation! Brand new high efficiency / energy star rated HVAC, water heater, appliances, windows, new water / sewer lines, drainage sy...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2945 SqFt
$359,999
FS Houses LLC
140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Phipps Springdale  
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BEDROOM 2.5BA 2STORY W/MASTER ON MAIN HOME IN HIGHLY DESIRABLE AREA. THE HOME OFFERS A BRIGHT & OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH 9FT CEILINGS ON THE 1ST FLOOR. KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH CUSTOM GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BEAUTIFUL CABINETRY & AN ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3673 SqFt
$323,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
A rare opportunity to invest in an amazing late 19th century home in the desired Holy Cross neighborhood. This is a large single family home that will require an extensive renovation. All original trim, doors (including pocket doors) and hardware are int...
4 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 3432 SqFt
$199,900
Pearl Street Realty Group
1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Investor special in Holy Cross/Arsenal Heights. Many options with this property. Buy/hold. Small renovation with current footprint or do what everyone else on the block is doing and go vertical. Run comps for current remodels in the neighborhood. Smaller ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1720 SqFt
$102,500
United Real Estate Indpls
248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Great corner lot with views of downtown in Holy Cross! Build your home, or renovate and add on to the existing structure. Small home was possibly a business at one time, but last occupants were a family. Your choice: needs to be gutted to the studs, or de...
2 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 1222 SqFt
$99,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
1605 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1605 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
 
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$55,000
Stenz Realty Group

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