Golden Hill Historic District (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Golden Hill Historic District
Houses in the 1200 block of Golden Hill Drive
|Location:||Roughly bounded by 36th St., 37th St., Governors Rd., the rear lot lines behind Golden Hill Dr., and Central Canal, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Area:||56 acres (23 ha)|
|Architectural style:||Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Italian Renaissance|
|Added to NRHP:||August 29, 1991|
Golden Hill is an affluent and historic neighborhood on the near northwest side of Indianapolis; it is located about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from downtown. It is located south of 38th Street, and is immediately south of Woodstock Country Club and north of 36th Street, and it is just west of Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.
Although platted in 1872, the area was not developed until the wealthy industrialist David McLean Parry (March 26, 1852 - May 12, 1915) purchased the area around 1900 to develop into his private estate, which he called Golden Hill. Upon his death in 1915, Parry's family subdivided the estate into an elegant subdivision for the wealthy with curving streets and beautiful greenspaces. Prominent and wealthy Indianapolis families built grand homes in the area from 1915-1940. Homes in the neighborhood have generally stayed within these families or have been sold to family friends.
Golden Hill remains a very exclusive enclave for the wealthy. However, the area immediately south of Golden Hill contains mainly rather modest working-class households.