Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

Lockerbie Square is the historical residential district of Indy. The oldest surviving neighborhood in Indianapolis, the district features an eclectic mix of Italianate, Federal and Queen Anne homes. It was the first district in Indianapolis to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just east of Downtown, Lockerbie offers historic single family homes as well as impressive repurposed condos. Take the walking tour and admire the history of our great city.

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450 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

450 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Designed and built for one of the most prominent families in Indiana, this nonpareil downtown mansion is a sublime mixture of old world fine craftmanship with every ...

5 Beds 5 Bath Areas 7601 SqFt

$1,875,000

F.C. Tucker Company
353 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

353 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Historic charm awaits you in this beautifully restored Federal style home. Completely renovated in the last 5 years, high end finishes and custom cabinetry throughou...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2497 SqFt

$1,175,000

eXp Realty LLC
524 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

524 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Gorgeous Downtown Home with tasteful updates throughout! Located in the heart of the city just steps from Mass Ave, this Single Family Home boasts style and comfort ...

4 Beds 5 Bath Areas 4003 SqFt

$1,150,000

F.C. Tucker Company
331 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

331 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1890s estate was completely redefined in 2010. Situated in historic Lockerbie, this distinguished property has been lovingly updated to include the sophisticated and...

4 Beds 5 Bath Areas 3919 SqFt

$839,900

F.C. Tucker Company
523 N Fulton Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

523 N Fulton Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Exterior and interior photos are renderings of the completed brownstones. Live in the exciting Mass Ave. Cultural District surrounded by thriving retail, restauran...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2734 SqFt

$807,024

Onyx and East, LLC
326 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

326 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Rarely do these townhomes become available. Uniquely designed by architect former owner. One of a kind home with a dramatic view down historic cobblestone Lockerbi...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2682 SqFt

$750,000

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
602 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

602 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

It's all about LOCATION! Nestled in the historic Lockerbie Square, w/ a 10 minute walk to Mass Ave, this beautifully updated home is ready for you! Upon entering you...

3 Beds 4 Bath Areas 1984 SqFt

$700,000

Trueblood Real Estate
525 N Fynn Place, Indianapolis, IN 46204

525 N Fynn Place, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Exterior and interior photos are renderings of the completed brownstones. Live in the exciting Mass Ave. Cultural District surrounded by thriving retail, restauran...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2441 SqFt

$697,708

Onyx and East, LLC
540 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

540 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Fall in love with the timeless charm within this unique 1890s opportunity! 3+ BRs, 2 ½ BA, 2222 SF, w/ Formal Dining, Living Room, and Parlor. Near the heart of In...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2922 SqFt

$650,000

eXp Realty, LLC
524 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

524 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Great location, walking distance to Mass Ave, Cultural Trail, Old National Center. Stunning Lockerbie home that has been completely renovated. Hardwood floors throug...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2532 SqFt

$635,000

Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Location, Location! Turn key corner unit condo in Chatham-Arch! You're immediately greeted by a sense of luxury, & a open-concept/circular floorplan that will satisf...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1224 SqFt

$495,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
338 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

338 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Location Location Location! This 2 Bed 1.5 Bath townhouse is located in the heart of historic Lockerbie Square. Original character outside & tasteful updates on the ...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1454 SqFt

$375,000

Indy Home Shop LLC

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A Small Oasis in the Big City

Stepping into this neighborhood is like stepping back in time 150 years. Well-kept 19th-century homes line the ancient cobblestone streets, with gorgeous alleyways, stone carriage stoops, hitching posts, ancient curbs, brick sidewalks, and a tree canopy rivaled by none.

The neighborhood takes its name from the Lockerbie family who platted out the district in the mid 1800s. Skilled laborers and artisans built homes alongside wealthy retailers and furniture manufacturers. The neighborhood's most famous resident was the "Hoosier Poet," James Whitcomb Riley, who lived in Lockerbie Square for the last 23 years of his life. The home is now the James Whitcomb Riley Museum.

During the years following the First World War, Lockerbie Square residents migrated north beyond 38th Street. The big houses of the neighborhood were turned into boarding houses with absentee landlords, and the small cottages were abandoned, falling quickly into disrepair. Streets and sidewalks crumbled. By 1958, Lockerbie Square was all but a ghost town. It was then that the neighborhood attracted the efforts of the Metropolitan Planning Department of Marion County.

Shortly thereafter, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana (HLFI) was founded by Eli Lilly, Edward Pierre, Edward James, and Wilbur Peat. In 1966 they established the Lockerbie Square committee, which — together with the HLFI & the Marion County Historical Society — shepherded a bill through the Indiana General Assembly that created the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC).

Over the years, the HLFI purchased and restored several historically important residences, including the Staub House at 342 North College Ave., the Holler Cottage at 324 North Park Ave., and the George Schribner Cottage, which it moved across the city to North Park Ave. in 1977. By 1970 the HLFI had encountered so many complications with the Tax Reform Act of 1969 and difficulties with estates, absentee landlords, tenants, and transients, that it turned its attention elsewhere.

In 1973, the Lockerbie Square People's Club took over the reigns. Working with the HLFI and the IHPC, as well as the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and the Lugar administration, the Club got the General Assembly to help fund a staff for the Commission. Inspired by the 1976 Bicentennial, and joined by the Junior League, the Indianapolis Garden Club, and the Department of Transportation, these groups worked together to bring noticeable improvements to the neighborhood, including the Victorian street lamps, cobblestones, sidewalks, and tree replacements that we see today.

In 1976 a group of residents formed Lockerbie Square, Inc. Their new ideas and improvements were consolidated and reflected in the Lockerbie Square Historic District Preservation Area Plan I. Following this plan, the Lockerbie Glove Factory Condominiums were rehabilitated in 1982-83. Since then, many new townhouses have been built in the neighborhood. The challenges faced by Lockerbie Square today no longer involve the halting of demolition and decay, but shaping and managing the neighborhood's character as a historical urban neighborhood.

Such a dear little street it is,
nestled away from the noise of the city and the heat of the day
In cool shady coverts of whispering trees.
With their leaves lifted up to shake hands with the breeze
Which in all its wide wanderings never may meet
With a resting-place fairer than Lockerbie Street!
— excerpt from "Lockerbie Street"
by James Witcomb Riley

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