Have you seen this building? College Avenue just north of Michigan Street. Looks like it has seen better days, doesn’t it? Haven’t verified the exact date of this cool apartment building, but have found many adverts circa 1910, advertising “modern four room apartments” at The Noble. These evoke a bit of San Francisco in Indianapolis and it would be lovely to see these rehabilitated.

If you were wondering where the name “Noble Flats” came from, wonder no more: College Avenue south of Mass Ave was formerly Noble Street. (Incidentally, north of Mass Ave before the thoroughfare became College Avenue, a short stretch was called Plum Street. )