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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  
This property has an amazing view of downtown from the Greatroom to the outside patio to the Master Bedroom. Property is nicely updated with 3 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms (3rd bedroom is currently used as an office) Updated kitchen has breakfast bar that ho...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2474 SqFt
$774,900
Berkshire Hathaway Home
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio  
This stunning 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo right on the cultural trail puts you in walking distance of Fountain Square, Monument Circle, Mass Ave and many of down towns other amenities. The unit features beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, a spacious ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2370 SqFt
$749,000
The Vearus Group
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
$689,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
661 East Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 661 East Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Merrill  
FLETCHER PLACE // Are you looking for Indianapolis' most sophisticated row home in one of the city's most walkable neighborhoods? This home combines the most appealing features of a single-family home with those of a low maintenance condo. High-end finish...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2620 SqFt
$648,900
Plat Collective
922 South Noble Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 922 South Noble Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mckernan & Pierce  
Enjoy classic quality & renovated style in this previous Fletcher Place Home Tour showcase home! Admire the Victorian craftsmanship. Cook in your remodeled modern kitchen with walk-in pantry. Entertain in sophisticated style w/ a spacious dining room or c...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3000 SqFt
$499,900
F.C. Tucker Company
735 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 735 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Union Laundry Lofts  
This magnificent luxury condominium is being offered at an amazing price! Located in the heart of Fletcher Place. Are you looking for an Urban Oasis with Lots of Wood and Steel Beam Ceilings? Then this is the home for you! Too many amenities to list t...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2681 SqFt
$449,000
United Real Estate Indpls
514 South College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 514 South College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers  
Super cute home in the heart of Fletcher Place! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout main floor living space. Vaulted ceilings with loft space with new carpet and closet added for second bedroom or office space. The architectural window in the living room ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 947 SqFt
$279,900
F.C. Tucker Company
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
471 South Pine Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 471 South Pine Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers Et Al Subdivision  
Located in the Historical Fletcher Place neighborhood this property is renovated to a more modern design. With new flooring Stainless Steel appliances, Granite counter top and a custom bathroom. Also with its open layout and neutral painted walls this pro...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1097 SqFt
$175,000
Mint2Sell Realty, Inc.
469 South Pine Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 469 South Pine Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers Et Al Subdivision  
Take a look at this remodeled duplex unit, With updated stainless steel appliances and custom bathroom. Along with new flooring. Located in the Historical Fletcher Place neighborhood this allows you to walk around the beautiful Fountain Square area and al...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1097 SqFt
$175,000
Mint2Sell Realty, Inc.
702 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 702 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher  
Sold as a package with 706 Lexington Ave (BLC #21678482) for a total price of $399,000. Location location location! Ideally located in fountain square on the corner of Lexington Ave and S College Ave. This property is a mixed use with an office or retail ...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2582 SqFt
$174,500
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