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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523 Fulton Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

523 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

$845,573

Onyx and East, LLC
525 Fynn Place, Indianapolis, IN 46204

525 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

$679,062

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

326 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Meticulously maintained home in the heart of historic Lockerbie neighborhood! Ideal location with walkability to all the fabulous amenities downtown Indy has to offe...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2682 SqFt

$675,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
529 Fynn Place, Indianapolis, IN 46204

529 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...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2441 SqFt

$661,608

Onyx and East, LLC
634 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

634 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Great opportunity to live in Historic Lockerbie Square at a below average market price. This well designed 2 large BR, 2.5 BA Cottage Style Home was recently renovat...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1868 SqFt

$629,900

Springer Real Estate Co
504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Location, Location! 2 parking spots included! Turn key corner unit condo in Chatham-Arch! You're immediately greeted by a sense of luxury, & a open-concept/circular ...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1224 SqFt

$495,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
529 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

529 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This well appointed Lockerbie townhome is located in the very heart of the city. 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, open plan living , SS appliances, stunning fireplace, ...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1668 SqFt

$490,000

Tomorrow Realty, Inc.
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Stunningly updated luxury condo in Lockerbie Square. Soaring ceilings in the great room showcase the natural light. Kitchen has new cabinets, quartz countertops, til...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1771 SqFt

$450,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro W
504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive and contemporary downtown lifestyle at the beautiful Park Residences. This modern 2 bedroom condo is located in the historic neighborhood of Locke...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1244 SqFt

$449,000

Ferris Property Group
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contract available at 3.3% interest for 2 years. Absolutely stunning timber loft with the most amazing views of the downtown skyline! Located in Lockerbie Square, th...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1215 SqFt

$375,000

Litz Real Estate

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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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