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Jun 11, 2009










Last weekend I attended the annual community wide yard sale at Woodruff Place, here in Indianapolis. I've had a lot of people ask me about the area and to post pictures.
Woodruff Place is a wonderful old neighborhood on Indianapolis' east side. It was founded in the 1870's and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972. It had sunken to decline in the 1960's and many of the houses were divided into apartments, etc. The area had a bad reputation. In the early 70's what we like to call 'urban homesteaders' discovered this beautiful old neighborhood and moved in slowly. For the most part the houses are quite large and it has taken a lot of time, patience, hard work and money to reclaim them. Today the neighborhood is bustling and most houses have been redone.
The area is small, 3 streets running north and south and one running east and west. A special committee of home owners have 'adopted' the medians that run down each street and have restored the fountains, iron urns and statues to their once beautiful state. The streets are lined with magnolia and oak trees and there are numerous private gardens around the homes.
Those of us who love historic areas are so glad to see this work being accomplished!!

4 comments:

  1. Waxaxhachie, TX has something similar...all very nice dwellings. Nice job w/the pics and CS&N background music to boot.
    dbro

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  2. I love areas like that with the neat old architecture!

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  3. absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the pics!!!
    Many Blessings~Judy

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