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Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Just southeast of Downtown Indy lies Fletcher Place Historic Distrit, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city — and one of its best-kept secrets. Named after early settler, Calvin Fletcher Sr., the community boasts a variety of single-family homes, upscale condominiums, and small businesses. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail bisects the district along Virgina Ave.

The neighborhood is comprised of mostly Italianate and Queen-Anne style houses. Landmarks include the Caito Bungalow, the William Forsyth home, and a house designed by architect Francis Costigan. Other notable buildings include the Union Laundry Lofts, built in 1911, the Calvin Fletcher School built in 1857, and the former Fletcher Place United Methodist Church built in 1872. One of the oldest homes in the area can be found at 601 Fletcher Ave. The three-bay brick Italianate house dates to 1866.

The area south of Virginia Ave. is listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places. This area, known as The Holy Rosary Danish Church District was originally settled by German, Irish, Scotch, and Welsh immigrants in the 1850s. By 1910, however, 90% of its residents were Italian Americans. In fact, the community is hailed as Indiana's largest continuously-occupied Italian neighborhood. Landmarks include Trinity Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (1872), Horace Mann Public School (1874), and Holy Rosary Catholic Church(1911 - 1925).


Former Fletcher Place United Methodist Episcopal Church at 501-502 East Fletcher Avenue

The former Fletcher Place United Methodist Episcopal Church at the corner of Fletcher and Virginia Avenues today offers luxury condo living in the 200-year-old Gothic Revival style brick building. Other condo conversions include the nearby ($30-million) "Villaggio at Page Pointe," "Fletcher Place Lofts" (formerly the Fletcher Place Community Center), and the former "Fletcher School" (circa 1857). These renovation projects are just a few of several that have sparked a wave of development in the neighborhood. More and more investors are renovating historic homes and converting old buildings into condos, leading to rising property values.

Calvin Fletcher's farm, "Woodlawn," originally encompassed most of the land in the district. Fletcher was not only the city's first attorney, but also served as Indiana State Senator, Trustee of the Indianapolis Public Schools, Trustee of DePauw University, Trustee of the Marion County Seminary, Chairman of the Free Soil Party Convention, and founder & president of the Marion County Agricultural Society. He later went on to establish the American Fletcher National Bank.

Fletcher was known as a fervent abolitionist who lobbied the federal government for the establishment of black troops to fight in the Civil War. He then allowed those soldiers to use his land for training. He died in 1866 from injuries sustained from falling off his horse.

In 1857, Fletcher platted off much of Woodlawn into individual lots. When the Citizen's Street Railway Company opened trolley lines here in the 1860's, large homes were built on Fletcher Avenue, with smaller workers' cottages built to the north and south. Virginia Avenue became the commercial thoroughfare, linking Fletcher Place with the Mile Square to the north and Fountain Square to the south.

Henry Laut opened one of the area's first grocery stores here in the 1870s. In 1892 Laut converted his building to a tinsmithing shoppe. It was here that he and his crew built many of the sheet-metal cornices and other detail work seen on many Indianapolis buildings today. Laut's building still stands on the corner of Fletcher and College, and is today known as Laut Sheet Metal Shops.

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Latest Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio At Page Pointe Condominiums  
This propery has an amazing view of the downtown skyline from your condo and has an large terrace for your personal enjoyment or perfect for entertaining. This property is nicely appointed and like brand new. There is also a storage unit included with thi...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2231 SqFt
$895,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
606 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 606 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L D Johnsons Sub Johnson  
Downtown Living at its best! This historic gem has been lovingly recreated while keeping much of her architectural integrity! The Ittenbach house is a one of a kind home in Indy's desirable Fletcher Place! The Main Floor is designed for family &/or ent...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3664 SqFt
$759,500
Fathom Realty
601 East Mccarty Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 601 East Mccarty Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mckernan & Pierce  
This home has to be one of the finest complete custom remodels in Historic Fletcher Place yet. Choose a front door from the wrap-around covered front porch, you'll be greeted by breathtaking foyers, grand staircase and enormous gathering room, soaring cei...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3154 SqFt
$665,000
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio At Page Pointe Condominiums  
Luxury 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom downtown condo at Villaggio at Page Pointe. Located on Indy's Cultural Trial, enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment just steps away from one of downtown's most desirable buildings. Experience the stunning views of the do...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2474 SqFt
$659,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio  
Looking to live downtown? Look no further, this it it! Condo living at its finest. Impressive views of the downtown skyline. Unit has beautiful engineered hardwood flooring throughout, lots of counter space and s/s appliances. Located on Indy's Cultural T...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2370 SqFt
$650,000
F.C. Tucker Company
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio At Page Pointe Condominiums  
Stunningly updated 3 bedroom executive condo! One of the most beautiful buildings downtown offering this 7th floor living space. Open to great room with porcelain tile flooring, corner electric fireplace and a balcony with a view of the city. Sleek gourme...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1870 SqFt
$599,900
F.C. Tucker Company
769 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 769 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fosters Sub  
Gorgeously renovated 3 bed, 2.5 bath home in the heart of Fletcher Place. Enjoy an urban lifestyle from this exquisite location which is just minutes from everything Downtown and Fountain Square have to offer. This home is a perfect blend of old and new...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3053 SqFt
$450,000
Hoosier, REALTORS®
602 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 602 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Alvah Johnson Sub  
2 BDRM HOME IN FOUNTAIN SQ
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1414 SqFt
$260,000
Mascari Auction Company
702 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 702 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher  
Location location location! Ideally located in Fletcher Place on the corner of Lexington Ave and S College Ave. This property is a mixed use with an office or retail space on the first floor and a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. Current owner has...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2582 SqFt
$199,000
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