All posts tagged apartments

  • Flats Saved: The Woessner
    April 20, 2013, 1 Comment

    The Woessner Building, located at 902-910 Virginia Avenue and 843-849½ Grove Street, was built in 1915. The building is named after Jacob Woessner, a prominent Southside resident who operated a successful meat market, on the site of the st ...

  • Flats Saved: the L’Avon
    April 6, 2013, 9 Comments

    What’s your favorite flatiron building downtown? This apartment building is a potential contender–one of the oldest apartment buildings in Indianapolis. Six years after the Blacherne was constructed, the L’Avon was built in 1901 a ...

  • Flats Lost: Falling Through the Cracks
    March 23, 2013, 6 Comments

    How do historic properties, listed on multiple National Registers, become abandoned neighborhood eyesores? Lawsuits were filed against the owners of two such buildings, the Chadwick and the Lodge apartments two years ago. While National Reg ...

  • Flats Saved: Fletcher Avenue
    March 9, 2013, 19 Comments

    Due to the large population increase of downtown in 1890-1920, the addition of apartments was absolutely necessary; Fletcher Place was one neighborhood that built flats very early during this increase. The irregularly shaped Fletcher Place ...

  • Flats Saved: North Pennsylvania Street
    February 23, 2013, 5 Comments

    What’s your favorite apartment building on Pennsylvania Street? Many flats, including the Sylvania and Glencoe, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places Apartments & Flats and are also included in the NRHP St. Joseph ...

  • Flats Lost & Saved: Two Alamedas and the Avenue Hotel
    February 9, 2013, 3 Comments

    The 400-block of Massachusetts Avenue is one of the most interesting blocks in the city – historically and architecturally. Doesn’t it seem like it’s been neglected in history, compared to the blocks just northeast and southwe ...

  • Flats Lost & Saved: Northwest Quad
    January 26, 2013, 4 Comments

    The St. Clair, built at 107-109 West St. Clair Street in 1899, is a true example of a flat saved then lost.  According to the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for apartments and flats, John James Cooper of […]

  • Flats Saved: North Delaware Street
    January 12, 2013, 4 Comments

    Not too far from Massachusetts Avenue or Meridian Street, the 400 and 500 blocks of North Delaware Street were quiet and full of single family homes, duplexes, and flats.  Although not a centralized location, the area was quite accessible ...

  • Flats Lost & Saved: Mass Ave & Vermont Street
    December 29, 2012, 3 Comments

    The Sanborn map above is of the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Vermont Street, and Alabama Street in 1914.  Originally, the 400 block of Mass Ave was set aside for ‘religious purposes.’  However, by 1870, the area had establish ...