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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  
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
$1,725,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
655 East Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 655 East Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, condo with an attached two car garage. Very rare find in the Fletcher Place neighborhood. Steps away from the cultural trail, as well as award winning restaurants. Walking distance to downtown Indy, Banker's Life Fieldhou...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2836 SqFt
$599,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
906 Greer Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 906 Greer Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dumonts  
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
$550,000
Hanza Realty, LLC
543 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 543 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher  
Wonderful opportunity to purchase this all brick Italian Style historic 2 story estate home! To foot solid wood doors, 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors. Dual staircases and much more. Interior walls are 12 inch thick ladder stairs to roof perch. Could be...
5 Beds, 6 Bath Areas, 4373 SqFt
$495,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
619 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 619 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Etal  
Stunning 4 bed/3 full bath home in Historic Fletcher Place! Complete renovation creating an open-concept, light-filled and stylish home. Bright modern kitchen, first floor bedroom w/ full bath (used as Airbnb), 2 fireplaces, pocket door, laundry room with...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4080 SqFt
$450,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
732 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 732 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher  
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
$325,000
Luxcity Realty
729 Elm Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 729 Elm Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers Et Al Subdivision  
The character and charm this Fletcher Place Victorian era cottage oozes will knock your socks off! From the original hardwood floors, transoms over the original doors, huge windows, tall ceilings, you can't help but fall in love. We can't even begin to li...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1976 SqFt
$245,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
906 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 906 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Place  
Traditional 3 bedroom home located in the Fletcher Place neighborhood of Indianapolis and just around the corner from Fountain Square offers an incredible opportunity from wanting to live in a hot area of Indy to updating or flipping a home for investment...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2413 SqFt
$230,000
F.C. Tucker Company
629 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 629 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Etal  
Opportunity in Nationally top rated Fletcher Place. Tremendous potential just steps away from the Cultural Trail and Fountain Square. Two separate buildings to be sold as one and "AS IS." See BLC# 21484028.
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1713 SqFt
$150,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
623 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 623 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Etal  
Opportunity in Nationally top rated Fletcher Place. Tremendous potential just steps away from the Cultural Trail and Fountain Square. Two separate buildings to be sold as one and "AS IS." See BLC# 21484042
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 912 SqFt
$150,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
909 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 909 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Bradshaw  
0.03 acre lot (approximately 53'x34'x54'x20') located in the Fletcher Place neighborhood of Indianapolis is right around the corner Fountain Square. Lot is available along with the property across the street at 906 Wright Street and can be used as a natur...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$10,000
F.C. Tucker Company

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