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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521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Elegance, charm and location describe this totally renovated historic Lockerbie Square home. Beautiful hardwoods, formal LR, FR share 2 sided FP. Kitchen is exquisit...

3 Beds 5 Bath Areas 4064 SqFt

$809,900

Berkshire Hathaway Home
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
401 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

401 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Don't miss out on this amazing home situated in Lockerbie and minutes away from the heart of downtown & Mass Ave. This super rare find has a fantastic yard & stately...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2956 SqFt

$689,900

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

541 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

LOCKERBIE SQUARE // Everything you need in a location you already love! Fall in love with a spacious primary suite that offers not only a seating area with an office...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2003 SqFt

$540,000

Plat Collective
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
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
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

$500,000

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

316 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Exceedingly stylish in Lockerbie! Here is your chance to be apart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Downtown Indy! Bright & airy - the natural light in t...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1977 SqFt

$489,000

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

504 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Rare Find! Upscale Lockerbie condo provides the best of single level living. Mass Ave, Old National Centre, Bottleworks District & more just outside your door! Built...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1253 SqFt

$445,000

Absolute Real Estate Services
535 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

535 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This well appointed and very well maintained LOCKERBIE 2 bed 2 1/2 bath corner unit townhome with bonus room and balcony features hardwood floors, stainless steel ap...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1704 SqFt

$439,900

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
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

$395,000

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
545 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

545 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

When they say Location is Everything-they were talking about this home. A 1 block walk to Mass Ave, or a quick scooter ride to anywhere else downtown, is this 2 bed/...

2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1486 SqFt

$385,000

Sold It Realty Group
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
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sweet Lockerbie, prime location! Tree-lined brick cobblestone streets. Historic Glove Factory with loft feel with high ceilings and natural exposed wood beams, brick...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1272 SqFt

$290,000

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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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