Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
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).
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.
- Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis
- Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association
- National Park Service
- Official Website of the City of Indianapolis and Marion County
- National Register of Historic Places
- Fletcher Place Neighborhood Facebook Page
- The Polis Center
Latest Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
|435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Looking for stunning downtown views in a condo, than this is your property! Breathtaking views from almost every room. Enjoy entertaining or relaxing while watching the sunset off your private 450sqft balcony, overlooking the downtown city scape. This 3BD...|
|3 Beds, 5 Bath Areas, 4500 SqFt|
Berkshire Hathaway Home
|655 East Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Rarely do the perfect combination of location, condition, lifestyle, finishes, views, connectivity and style make themselves available. This is one of those times. In the heart of Fletcher Place...mere steps from the Cultural Trail...this 3 BR, 3 full bat...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2620 SqFt|
Encore Sotheby's International
|906 Greer Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|If Downtown living is what you want but also with suburbia amount of space then you have found your new home. This house sits in the heart of everything in historic Fletcher Place within walking and bike ride distance to all the best restaurants Downtown...|
|3 Beds, 6 Bath Areas, 3141 SqFt|
Hanza Realty, LLC
|619 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Fletcher Etal|
|Charming 1900 home in Historic Fletcher Place! Home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths in its 3,264 ft of finished living space. An open-concept floor plan leads you from the living room to a newly updated kitchen with all of the upgrades including SS ap...|
|4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4080 SqFt|
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
|735 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Union Laundry Lofts|
|Fletcher Place/Holy Rosary neighborhood. 1 block to Virginia Ave, the Trail, Fountain Sq and lots of fun! Completely unconventional space with some traditional finishing. The smokestack unit bathrooms are in the stack. Not another townhouse like it anywhe...|
|2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2014 SqFt|
|543 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Take your place in history as you breath new life into this 1870 Italianate style Fletcher Place home. Be transported back to another time as you step into the foyer with grand staircase, soaring 12 foot ceilings and 10 foot doors! They don't make them li...|
|5 Beds, 6 Bath Areas, 4373 SqFt|
|732 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Your chance to restore an beautiful home in the Historic Fletcher Place Neighborhood. This home has tons of possibilities!! You could take it back to its originally glory, or keep it as a multi unit. Currently is 5 units with the old historic part of t...|
|4 Beds, 8 Bath Areas, 5938 SqFt|
|769 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Fosters Sub|
|This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Fletcher Place is ready to be finished. A new roof was installed a year ago and the owner has also completed some electrical and plumbing upgrades that were required by the city. All new windows that are currently at the...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2521 SqFt|
DAVID BRENTON'S TEAM
|621 East Mccarty Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Fletcher Place|
|Here is your chance to land a rare investment opportunity in hot historic Fletcher Place neighborhood. Located across the street from Lacy Park and just steps to the Cultural Trail and all of its offerings, this historic downtown bungalow needs a little l...|
|2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1884 SqFt|
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