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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234 N Davidson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

234 N Davidson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Amazing Historic Home ** Designated home that Raggedy Ann & Andy was created here ** Lovely brick wall in large Great Room & large eat-in Kitchen ** Wide plank hardw...

10 Beds 5 Bath Areas 5000 SqFt

$895,000

100% Success, LLC
521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Be a part of history, located in peaceful Lockerbie Square, the former Desoto House was completely restored, rebuilt from the original studs to create this sophistic...

3 Beds 5 Bath Areas 4064 SqFt

$830,000

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert crafts...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1883 SqFt

$783,600

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert crafts...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1793 SqFt

$715,600

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
541 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

541 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

BROWNSTONE IN LOCKERBIE | Looking for a fully-turn key home with walkability to everything downtown has to offer? You've found it! Fall in love with a spacious maste...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2003 SqFt

$580,000

Plat Collective
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsm...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1407 SqFt

$567,900

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Now taking reservations. Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected ma...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1470 SqFt

$564,900

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsm...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1358 SqFt

$529,600

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
419 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

419 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Do you like pocket doors, 8" baseboards, 8' original doors? How about exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and original fireplace mantel/tile surrounds? Thi...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3048 SqFt

$525,000

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsm...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1358 SqFt

$523,600

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
304 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

304 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Come check out this 3 bed, 2.5 bath condo in Lockerbie. The exposed original brick walls and historic characteristics blended with modern updates gives the home warm...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2519 SqFt

$495,000

Hoosier, REALTORS®
304 N College, Indianapolis, IN 46202

304 N College, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Come check out this three bed, 2.5 bath condo in Lockerbie. The exposed brick walls and historic architectural amenities blended with modern updates gives the home w...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2211 SqFt

$485,000

Hoosier, REALTORS®
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsm...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1217 SqFt

$472,400

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
523 W Allard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46202

523 W Allard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46202

You cannot beat the location of this Townhouse! Just steps away from Lockerbie, Mass Ave., and sports venues. Easy access to I-70 and I-65 to get you wherever you wa...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1476 SqFt

$410,000

F.C. Tucker Company
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Location, location! Landmark at Lockerbie is situated in arguably the best neighborhood in urban Indy! Ultra walk-able and close to ALL you can handle, including all...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1796 SqFt

$400,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
522 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

522 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This completely renovated home is just steps away from Mass. Ave. and the best restaurants, entertainment and shopping downtown Indy has to offer! The open and invi...

1 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1270 SqFt

$389,000

J. Snider Real Estate
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert crafts...

1 Beds 1 Bath Areas 992 SqFt

$387,600

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

725 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Don't miss out! This updated home offers far more in location, size, and condition than you might have thought possible at this price point. If you've been thinkin...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1871 SqFt

$375,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Absolutely stunning renovation on this fabulous Lockerbie Glove Company condo. Stunning skyline views from your private balcony. Beautifully updated from top to ...

1 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1210 SqFt

$309,900

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
541 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

541 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Seeking the perfect location to build downtown? Look no longer! This lot, located in the heart of Lockerbie and adjacent to Mass Ave, is a perfect place to make your...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$150,000

F.C. Tucker Company
537 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

537 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Seeking the perfect location to build downtown? Look no longer! This lot, located in the heart of Lockerbie and adjacent to Mass Ave, is a perfect place to make your...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$150,000

F.C. Tucker Company

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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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