Another recent addition to the downtown apartment scene, The Waverley is located between the Circle and Fountain Square; this view looks northwest from the complex. It is named for the most popular model of bicycle produced by the Indiana Bicycle Company, formerly located on this site, immediately north and extending east from East Street. The Indiana Bicycle Company was the first and largest manufacturers of bicycles in Indianapolis.

5 responses to “Room With a View: The Waverley”

  1. Dennis E. Horvath says:

    Did you know that bicycles and then electric automobiles were made in the original Waverley Building on East Street, from 1898-1916?

    I guess there’s another idea for an article.

  2. Scott Smith says:

    I love how they named a couple of streets after Col. Pope.

  3. Dennis E. Horvath says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if they honored Colonel Albert A. Pope, the original owner? In September 1908, H.H. Rice, W.B. Cooley, and W.C. Johnson.reorganized these operations as the Waverley Company. It would be great if some type of plaque would document this site.

  4. Rachael says:

    Thank you for asking to use my photo, I would gladly share it on your site/blog. I took that photo from an open window from Fountain Square. I love that that section is being redeveloped. 

    If you need any other photos of Indy, let me know, I will be happy to share!

  5. Rachael says:

    This is RHBAUMER from Instagram, btw. Have a great holiday weekend!

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