Meridian Park, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
Located north of Downtown Indianapolis and just East of the Indianapolis Children's Museum (the world's largest of its kind) sits Historic Meridian Park. One of the original suburbs of Indianapolis, Meridian Park was known for having the finest residences, and is still desirable today with its turn of the century architecture.
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Meridian Park Historic District features some of the Midwest's best examples of American Arts & Crafts Architecture. Here you'll find a noteworthy collection of American Four Square and many other styles of Craftsman architecture, including Tudor, Colonial, and Mission Revival, American Bungalow, English Country Manor, Neo-classical, Flemish and Italianate. The Craftsman movement is typified by the use of natural materials like brick, stone, and tile. The majority of homes date from the early 1900s, and demonstrate typical Arts & Crafts details like overhanging eaves, knee braces, and exposed rafters.
One of the most famous houses in the area, is the one that stands at 3128 North Pennsylvania Street. Built in 1907 by Frank Bakemier, the original owners, George and Nellie Meier, named their home "Tuckaway." The Meiers were as quirky as their new modern home. George was a well-known fashion designer, and Nellie was a famous psychic whose clients included many national celebrities of the day.
Another historic house at 3127 North Pennsylvania, was designed in 1909 by Lawrence George for Will H. Brown, vice president of the Overland Auto Company. The home's stucco and half-timber upper story reflects its Arts & Crafts influence.
Meridian Park also boasts a residential court, called Washington Court. Located in the 3200 block off Washington Boulevard, the eleven bungalow, Craftsman, and American Four Square houses in this part of the district are one of the few bungalow court style developments left standing.
The area was first developed by Indianapolis' Elite. Auto company executives, bankers, builders, and politicians saw Historic Meridian Park as an ideal place to raise a family and entertain guests. These houses, represented a change in taste, reflected the philosophy that a modern home should be more functional than formal, and as such, they were designed for family living. The multiple parlors of Victorian era homes were replaced by spacious living rooms and large hearths.
Over the years urban flight left many of these once-grand homes dilapadated and carved up into apartment houses. It was only through the caring of committed neighbors that these opulent old homes have been restored to their original glory. If adopting an older home with Rookwood tile fireplaces, stained-glass windows, hardwood floors, and spacious front porches appeals to you, then Historic Meridian Park may hold something for you.