I was fortunate to attend the HUNI (Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis) meeting on Saturday, which included a brief tour of Ivy Tech’s recently expanded site and what is left of  Saint Vincent Hospital–that front footprint.

This is a sentimental favorite and I, for one, am thrilled that at least the front footprint remains. As I peered out the window, I wondered if my grandmother had done the same when my mother was born. Where was the delivery/ nursery sections of the hospital then? How many people had some approximation of this as their last view of the outside world and Indianapolis?

As for the rest of it, I’ll leave it to you to share your opinions… here are a few vistas for your viewing pleasure!


View out the front towards Fall Creek, looking southwest


View out the back towards former IPS School 36, Ben Franklin School–now apartments for seniors

View looking east on Fall Creek

Obscured view, but from that bridge, you can see The Marott and more of the Ivy Tech campus


Looking southeast

How many of you entered the world here?