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 US
Fletcher Place
Location Roughly bounded by railroad tracks, Interstates 65/70, East St., and Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°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
Area 40.5 acres (16.4 ha)
Built 1855 (1855)
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 82000061[1]
Added to NRHP February 1, 1982

Fletcher Place is a historic district and neighborhood in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

The neighborhood is clearly defined by I-70/I-65 to the south. East Street defines the neighborhood to the west. The northern border of the neighborhood is South Street in some places, while it is Lord Street in others, Fletcher Avenue in some areas, and even Bates Street in a few other spots. 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 neighborhood to the east and southeast.

Fletcher Place is the home to a few of Indianapolis' keynote restaurants: The Milano Inn, The Bosphors, Nick Iaria's, Dunaway's, and Bluebeard. 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), Lavon Apartments (c. 885-1890), Ada Apartments (c. 1900-1910), Fletcher Place Methodist Church, school building (1857 and later), and a gasoline station (1919).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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