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Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Just southeast of Downtown Indy lies Fletcher Place Historic Distrit, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city — and one of its best-kept secrets. Named after early settler, Calvin Fletcher Sr., the community boasts a variety of single-family homes, upscale condominiums, and small businesses. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail bisects the district along Virgina Ave.

The neighborhood is comprised of mostly Italianate and Queen-Anne style houses. Landmarks include the Caito Bungalow, the William Forsyth home, and a house designed by architect Francis Costigan. Other notable buildings include the Union Laundry Lofts, built in 1911, the Calvin Fletcher School built in 1857, and the former Fletcher Place United Methodist Church built in 1872. One of the oldest homes in the area can be found at 601 Fletcher Ave. The three-bay brick Italianate house dates to 1866.

The area south of Virginia Ave. is listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places. This area, known as The Holy Rosary Danish Church District was originally settled by German, Irish, Scotch, and Welsh immigrants in the 1850s. By 1910, however, 90% of its residents were Italian Americans. In fact, the community is hailed as Indiana's largest continuously-occupied Italian neighborhood. Landmarks include Trinity Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (1872), Horace Mann Public School (1874), and Holy Rosary Catholic Church(1911 - 1925).


Former Fletcher Place United Methodist Episcopal Church at 501-502 East Fletcher Avenue

The former Fletcher Place United Methodist Episcopal Church at the corner of Fletcher and Virginia Avenues today offers luxury condo living in the 200-year-old Gothic Revival style brick building. Other condo conversions include the nearby ($30-million) "Villaggio at Page Pointe," "Fletcher Place Lofts" (formerly the Fletcher Place Community Center), and the former "Fletcher School" (circa 1857). These renovation projects are just a few of several that have sparked a wave of development in the neighborhood. More and more investors are renovating historic homes and converting old buildings into condos, leading to rising property values.

Calvin Fletcher's farm, "Woodlawn," originally encompassed most of the land in the district. Fletcher was not only the city's first attorney, but also served as Indiana State Senator, Trustee of the Indianapolis Public Schools, Trustee of DePauw University, Trustee of the Marion County Seminary, Chairman of the Free Soil Party Convention, and founder & president of the Marion County Agricultural Society. He later went on to establish the American Fletcher National Bank.

Fletcher was known as a fervent abolitionist who lobbied the federal government for the establishment of black troops to fight in the Civil War. He then allowed those soldiers to use his land for training. He died in 1866 from injuries sustained from falling off his horse.

In 1857, Fletcher platted off much of Woodlawn into individual lots. When the Citizen's Street Railway Company opened trolley lines here in the 1860's, large homes were built on Fletcher Avenue, with smaller workers' cottages built to the north and south. Virginia Avenue became the commercial thoroughfare, linking Fletcher Place with the Mile Square to the north and Fountain Square to the south.

Henry Laut opened one of the area's first grocery stores here in the 1870s. In 1892 Laut converted his building to a tinsmithing shoppe. It was here that he and his crew built many of the sheet-metal cornices and other detail work seen on many Indianapolis buildings today. Laut's building still stands on the corner of Fletcher and College, and is today known as Laut Sheet Metal Shops.

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Latest Fletcher Place, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

501 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 501 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers  
This home is certainly worthy of The Great Gatsby! If he were looking to make a statement we cannot think of a better residence! Awe-inspiring interior space that skillfully blends the uniquely wonderful original features w/ top-of-the-line luxury finishe...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 4205 SqFt
$975,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio At Page Pointe Condominiums  
Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom corner unit with large wrap around terrace and best view of the Indy skyline in the popular Fletcher Place Neighborhood. Unit has beautiful hardwood floors, lots of windows and built-ins. Property is on the 3rd residential ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2272 SqFt
$630,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 435 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Villaggio  
You are bound to appreciate this special home. A recent light & bright interior paint job has really accentuated the space and INCREDIBLE view. The genius of the floor plan is that most rooms radiate off of the expansive outdoor living spaces -- you wil...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2272 SqFt
$575,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
543 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 543 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher  
Wonderful opportunity to purchase this all brick Italian Style historic 2 story estate home! To foot solid wood doors, 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors. Dual staircases and much more. Interior walls are 12 inch thick ladder stairs to roof perch. Could be...
5 Beds, 6 Bath Areas, 4373 SqFt
$545,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
842 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 842 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sullivans  
Stylishly renovated duplex in Fletcher Place! Walkable to Lilly, top Indy restaurants and culture. Live on one side and rent the other. Bring culinary skills to life in your bright kitchen with soaring ceilings, classic subway tile, honed granite and gas ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$530,000
F.C. Tucker Company
735 Harrison Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 735 Harrison Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletchers  
Welcome home to this beautiful downtown location! Built in 1910 & known as the O'Keefe House on historic Fletcher Place records, this home was completely renovated & rebuilt in 2007. It features all new electric, plumbing,including 2 HVAC systems & new 35...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2877 SqFt
$349,900
Your Realty Link, LLC
844 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 844 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sullivans  
Stylish living in Fletcher Place! Welcome home to a completely renovated town-house walkable to Lilly, top Indy restaurants and culture. Bring culinary skills to life in your bright kitchen with soaring ceilings, classic subway tile, honed granite and gas...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1267 SqFt
$265,000
F.C. Tucker Company
842 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 842 Wright Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sullivans  
Stylish living in Fletcher Place! Welcome home to a completely renovated town-house walkable to Lilly, top Indy restaurants and culture. Bring culinary skills to life in your bright kitchen with soaring ceilings, classic subway tile, honed granite and gas...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1267 SqFt
$265,000
F.C. Tucker Company
629 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 629 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Etal  
Opportunity in Nationally top rated Fletcher Place. Tremendous potential just steps away from the Cultural Trail and Fountain Square. Two separate buildings to be sold as one and "AS IS." See BLC# 21484028.
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1713 SqFt
$175,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
623 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 623 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Etal  
Opportunity in Nationally top rated Fletcher Place. Tremendous potential just steps away from the Cultural Trail and Fountain Square. Two separate buildings to be sold as one and "AS IS." See BLC# 21484042
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 912 SqFt
$175,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
844 Noble Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 844 Noble Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fletcher Place  
Rare opportunity to build on your own lot in historic Fletcher Place neighborhood. Join the very few who have been able to create your own dream space in this fun and exciting downtown hot spot. Walk to any number of bars and restaurants or take a quick w...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$99,500
United Real Estate Indpls

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