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Historic Neighborhoods of Indianapolis - Lockerbie Square

Lockerbie Square, abutting Indianapolis’ Mile Square, is a vibrant neighborhood with tree-lined cobblestone and brick streets filled with cozy cottages to large homes. The oldest surviving neighborhood in Indianapolis, it was home to the famous Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. Join us for a visual tour of some of the neighborhood’s architectural gems with photos and stories.

Our journey, will take us from its early history though its revitalization in the 1970s and 1980s following a deep post WWII decline, to the charming and inviting neighborhood it is today. Our presenter, Propylaeum Board Member, Marjorie Kienle, restored a home in Lockerbie Square with her husband in 1976. The Kienles have been highly involved in historic preservation for over 50 years.

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