I am not going to reinvent the wheel here. One of my favorite writers of Indianapolis past, Agnes M’Culloch Hanna, did it so well, that I will leave it to her to fill you in on the origins of Woodruff Place for those of you who don’t know already.
Sadly, the Woodruff mansion no longer stands–razed many years ago. And in a profoundly pathetic and destructive coincidence, William LeBaron Jenney–architect of my favorite doomed Indianapolis beauty, also designed Woodruff’s home. In the meantime, support this lovely neighborhood by attending their home tour this weekend, “Windows of Woodruff.” June 25-26, 2011 12-5pm.