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Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Lockerbie Square is the historical residential district of Indy. The oldest surviving neighborhood in Indianapolis, the district features an eclectic mix of Italianate, Federal and Queen Anne homes. It was the first district in Indianapolis to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just east of Downtown, Lockerbie offers historic single family homes as well as impressive repurposed condos. Take the walking tour and admire the history of our great city.


A Small Oasis in the Big City

Stepping into this neighborhood is like stepping back in time 150 years. Well-kept 19th-century homes line the ancient cobblestone streets, with gorgeous alleyways, stone carriage stoops, hitching posts, ancient curbs, brick sidewalks, and a tree canopy rivaled by none.

The neighborhood takes its name from the Lockerbie family who platted out the district in the mid 1800s. Skilled laborers and artisans built homes alongside wealthy retailers and furniture manufacturers. The neighborhood's most famous resident was the "Hoosier Poet," James Whitcomb Riley, who lived in Lockerbie Square for the last 23 years of his life. The home is now the James Whitcomb Riley Museum.

During the years following the First World War, Lockerbie Square residents migrated north beyond 38th Street. The big houses of the neighborhood were turned into boarding houses with absentee landlords, and the small cottages were abandoned, falling quickly into disrepair. Streets and sidewalks crumbled. By 1958, Lockerbie Square was all but a ghost town. It was then that the neighborhood attracted the efforts of the Metropolitan Planning Department of Marion County.

Shortly thereafter, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana (HLFI) was founded by Eli Lilly, Edward Pierre, Edward James, and Wilbur Peat. In 1966 they established the Lockerbie Square committee, which — together with the HLFI & the Marion County Historical Society — shepherded a bill through the Indiana General Assembly that created the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC).

Over the years, the HLFI purchased and restored several historically important residences, including the Staub House at 342 North College Ave., the Holler Cottage at 324 North Park Ave., and the George Schribner Cottage, which it moved across the city to North Park Ave. in 1977. By 1970 the HLFI had encountered so many complications with the Tax Reform Act of 1969 and difficulties with estates, absentee landlords, tenants, and transients, that it turned its attention elsewhere.

In 1973, the Lockerbie Square People's Club took over the reigns. Working with the HLFI and the IHPC, as well as the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and the Lugar administration, the Club got the General Assembly to help fund a staff for the Commission. Inspired by the 1976 Bicentennial, and joined by the Junior League, the Indianapolis Garden Club, and the Department of Transportation, these groups worked together to bring noticeable improvements to the neighborhood, including the Victorian street lamps, cobblestones, sidewalks, and tree replacements that we see today.

In 1976 a group of residents formed Lockerbie Square, Inc. Their new ideas and improvements were consolidated and reflected in the Lockerbie Square Historic District Preservation Area Plan I. Following this plan, the Lockerbie Glove Factory Condominiums were rehabilitated in 1982-83. Since then, many new townhouses have been built in the neighborhood. The challenges faced by Lockerbie Square today no longer involve the halting of demolition and decay, but shaping and managing the neighborhood's character as a historical urban neighborhood.

Such a dear little street it is,
nestled away from the noise of the city and the heat of the day
In cool shady coverts of whispering trees.
With their leaves lifted up to shake hands with the breeze
Which in all its wide wanderings never may meet
With a resting-place fairer than Lockerbie Street!
— excerpt from "Lockerbie Street"
by James Witcomb Riley

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Latest Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove Condominiums  
NOW is your opportunity. The penthouse at Lockerbie Glove is the epitome of sophisticated urban living. The unit boasts birds eye views of Downtown in 3 directions...not the least of which is the best skyline view from the “ultimate perch” of the sta...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2621 SqFt
$950,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 521 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Bates & Fletchers  
This Lockerbie Square home is calling your name. Perfect for anyone who is looking for a luxury downtown home with the convenience of a condo. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, craftsmanship, and an abundance of natural light are just a few of the attrib...
3 Beds, 5 Bath Areas, 4064 SqFt
$888,888
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellen...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1883 SqFt
$783,600
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellen...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1793 SqFt
$715,600
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellent...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1407 SqFt
$567,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Now taking reservations. Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1470 SqFt
$564,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellent...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1358 SqFt
$529,600
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
341 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 341 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mcquats  
Duplex is located in charming Historic Lockerbie Square neighborhood. This 4,062 sqft home has been in the family for 70+ years! 341 unit has 3 bedrooms,1 full bath, large kitchen, laundry rm and attic access that could be finished adding more space. Upst...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$525,000
Mark Dietel Realty, LLC
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellen...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1358 SqFt
$523,600
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 877 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellent...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1217 SqFt
$472,400
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Landmark At Lockerbie  
COMPLETELY UPDATED 2BED, 2.5BA, with an OFFICE!!! ALL ONE-LEVEL living in Historic Lockerbie. Gorgeous wood floors, quartz countertop, marble backsplash, new sinks, faucets, professionally painted cabinets & new hardware - $35,000 in updates!! The home fe...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1796 SqFt
$449,900
Berkshire Hathaway Home
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Landmark At Lockerbie  
Welcome home to your custom condo in the heart of downtown. With a spacious open floor plan and two master suites! Updated flooring and fixtures, one bathroom has also been updated with all new tile. Extra den makes a perfect home office or flex room. U...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1796 SqFt
$405,000
F.C. Tucker Company
522 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 522 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Adams  
This completely renovated home is just steps away from Mass. Ave. and the best restaurants, entertainment and shopping downtown Indy has to offer! The open and inviting floor plan allows for plenty of space for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen includes...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1270 SqFt
$399,000
J. Snider Real Estate
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Landmark At Lockerbie  
A meticulously maintained three-bedroom/2.5 bath condo located in the prestigious Landmark @ Lockerbie building. Steps from Mass Ave, Bottleworks Development, Needlers and Whole Foods Grocery. You name it - it’s close by! Two master suites along w/ a 3r...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1585 SqFt
$395,000
Plat Collective
855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 855 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chatham  
Enjoy an exclusive contemporary lifestyle. Residences with an abundance of large windows and rooms filled with light. Carefully selected materials and expert craftsmanship. All in a neighborhood filled with history, contrast, spirit and culture. Excellen...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 992 SqFt
$387,600
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
Located in the highly desirable Lockerbie Square neighborhood, this 2BR/2Ba condo has stunning skylight views. Beautiful every season, every hour of the day! Open floor plan, stunning kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz counters. Large great r...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1503 SqFt
$385,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
725 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 725 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Nobles Hrs Sub  
Don't miss out! This updated home offers far more in location, size, and condition than you might have thought possible at this price point. If you've been thinking of a vehicle-free existence this home is walk-able to multiple groceries, Mass Ave, the ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1871 SqFt
$375,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
This beautifully updated 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in Historic Lockerbie Glove is move in ready. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, induction cooktop, concrete countertops, gorgeous cabinets and a large pantry. Two full baths, completely renovated,...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1453 SqFt
$350,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
Over 1700 sq ft 3 BR/2 BA, recently updated condo is move in ready. Enjoy soaring ceilings, brick walls, hardwood floors, wood beams & gigantic windows that will flood your world with natural light. Great Room has 2 walls of windows. Rustic industrial lig...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1729 SqFt
$339,900
RE/MAX Legends Group
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
Absolutely stunning renovation on this fabulous Lockerbie Glove Company 1BR/1Ba condo. Beautifully updated from top to bottom, including gorgeous kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, updated bath with walk-in shower, incredibly beautif...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1210 SqFt
$325,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
The height of loft living in quaint Lockerbie. Exposed brick walls and 12' high ceilings w/gorgeous wood beams. Windows were all new in 2017. Views of downtown are abundant from each room. Master offers tons of space with an updated bath fit for an urban ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1453 SqFt
$319,900
F.C. Tucker Company
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
Prime downtown living at its finest! Unique opportunity to live in the historic Glove Company building in downtown Indy. Chic floor plan offers a wonderful mixture of views and textures-from the exposed brick walls to the breathtaking cityscape views. Har...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1197 SqFt
$312,500
Encore Sotheby's International
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Landmark At Lockerbie  
Contemporary condo at Landmark at Lockerbie! Features 1 bedroom, 2 full baths, open living space with tons of natural light. Beautiful hardwood floors through, living room with gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetr...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1191 SqFt
$300,000
eXp Realty, LLC
222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 222 N East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Landmark At Lockerbie  
NEW LOWER PRICE!!! This is House Beautiful! You'll love the charcoal gray wall panels, soaring ceilings, open floor plan, & the cacophony of rich cherry colored cabinetry gracing this awesome condo. 2nd floor loft / master retreat has newer carpet & a com...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1277 SqFt
$299,900
F.C. Tucker Company
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove Condominiums  
With 35 NEW windows, this 2 bed / 2 bath corner unit has fantastic views of both the skyline and the treescape of Historic Lockerbie District. Lockerbie Glove is known for its soaring ceilings, exposed beams and brick walls, giving every unit a hip, urban...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1183 SqFt
$289,900
F.C. Tucker Company
430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 430 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Glove  
Lovely one bedroom/one bath condo in the historic Lockerbie Glove Company Condominiums. Beautiful beamed ceilings and brick walls give this home a wonderful loft feeling. The raised living room add a great dimension for entertaining or just relaxing. T...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1037 SqFt
$224,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
541 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 541 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie  
Seeking the perfect location to build downtown? Look no longer! This lot, located in the heart of Lockerbie and adjacent to Mass Ave, is a perfect place to make your dream come true. Choose your custom builder, or partner with the developer of Liberty Pla...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$180,000
F.C. Tucker Company
537 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 537 S Leon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie  
Seeking the perfect location to build downtown? Look no longer! This lot, located in the heart of Lockerbie and adjacent to Mass Ave, is a perfect place to make your dream come true. Choose your custom builder, or partner with the developer of Liberty Pla...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$180,000
F.C. Tucker Company

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