Fletcher Place

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Fletcher Place Historic District
Fletcher and Cincinnati in Indianapolis.jpg
Houses on Fletcher Avenue in the neighborhood
Fletcher Place is located in Indianapolis
Fletcher Place
Fletcher Place is located in Indianapolis
Fletcher Place
Fletcher Place is located in Indiana
Fletcher Place
Fletcher Place is located in the United States
Fletcher Place
LocationRoughly bounded by railroad tracks, Interstates 65/70, East St., and Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°45′27″N 86°8′46″W / 39.75750°N 86.14611°W / 39.75750; -86.14611Coordinates: 39°45′27″N 86°8′46″W / 39.75750°N 86.14611°W / 39.75750; -86.14611
Area40.5 acres (16.4 ha)
Built1855 (1855)
Architectural styleItalianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No.82000061[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 1, 1982

Fletcher Place is a historic district and neighborhood in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana named after Calvin Fletcher, a prominent local banker, farmer and state senator.

The neighborhood is clearly defined by I-70/I-65 to the south and East Street to the west. The northern border of the neighborhood is along South Street, Lord Street, Fletcher Avenue, and Bates Street, depending on specific location. The eastern border of the neighborhood is Virginia Avenue in some places, while it is I-65 in a few spots, and Calvary Street in a few areas.

Fletcher Place is surrounded by the Wholesale District to the north, Eli Lilly and Company to the west, Bates-Hendricks neighborhood to the south, and Fountain Square to the east and southeast.

Fletcher Place is the home to a few of Indianapolis' keynote restaurants: Milktooth, Bluebeard, Iaria's Italian, Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe, and Dugout Bar. Additionally, Eli Lilly and Company and Anthem have their world headquarters bordering Fletcher Place, making it a magnet neighborhood for Indianapolis' health-care industry professionals.

Fletcher Place Historic District[edit]

The Fletcher Place Historic District is a 40.5-acre (16.4 ha) national historic district in the neighborhood that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] In 1982, it included 140 contributing buildings that were deemed to contribute to the historic character of the area. It developed between about 1855 and 1924, and includes representative examples of Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne style architecture. Notable buildings include the Briggs Flats (1893), The Lavon Building (c. 1885-1890), Ada Apartments (c. 1900-1910), Fletcher Place Methodist Church, school building (1857 and later), and a gasoline station (1919).[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Michael F. Crowe; Mary King; Judith Burd (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fletcher Place Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying photographs

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