Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis

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Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District
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Massachusetts Avenue looking southwest from Alabama Street.
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis is located in Indiana
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis is located in the United States
Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis
LocationRoughly bounded by one block to either side of Massachusetts Ave. from Delaware St. to Interstate 65, Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°46′30″N 86°8′55″W / 39.77500°N 86.14861°W / 39.77500; -86.14861Coordinates: 39°46′30″N 86°8′55″W / 39.77500°N 86.14861°W / 39.77500; -86.14861
Architectural styleArt Deco, Islamic, Italianate, Modern Movement, Renaissance Revival, Romanesque
NRHP reference No.82000064 (original)
100004725 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 2, 1982
Boundary increaseDecember 4, 2019
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Massachusetts Avenue, or simply Mass Ave, is one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is located just a few blocks northeast of Monument Circle. Massachusetts Avenue was one of the four original diagonal streets of downtown Indianapolis in Alexander Ralston's plan of 1821. Today it lies at the heart of the city's arts district. It offers some of the city's most visible theaters and art galleries as well as a number of shops and eateries.[1]

Gentrification in the 1990s propelled the area from squalor to one of the city's more fashionable addresses. Currently, redevelopment of Mass Ave focuses on fostering locally owned shops, theaters, and restaurants.[2]

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  1. ^ "Massachusetts Avenue Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
  2. ^ "History". DiscoverMassAve.com. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Avenue Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-09-01.

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