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Lockerbie Square District

Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Description: Travel back in time as you wander down cobblestone streets and gaze at...
Travel back in time as you wander down cobblestone streets and gaze at restored 19th-century homes in this historic Indianapolis district. The square gained fame as the home of celebrated Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.
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A visit into the past!

This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Indianapolis. The Square is located east of downtown where New York Street meets East Street. You can drive through all the streets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Indianapolis. The Square is located east of downtown where New York Street meets East Street. You can drive through all the streets and see all the old houses but parking is restricted everywhere in the square to residents only. We thought the best street was Lockerbie Street itself. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are in downtown Indianapolis, it's a nice little walk over to Lockerbie Square. This small residential neighborhood is beyond charming! There are adorable little cottage houses and one or two nearly mansion sized ones as well. The neighborhood is quiet and well-kept. It's like you've stepped back in time to walk the streets.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

One could carve out a pretty good life here, Lockerbie next to Mass Ave, next to Rathskeller. Call it walking scale (index) or whatever new term works for human. But, don’t call it gentrified, at this point; Lockerbie is so old it must be on its second and third generation of boomers to Xers. I suggest a good pair of... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I drove in from Michigan St. and parked on N. Park. It was a Saturday and I had no problem finding a spot, but I had to use a parking meter. It's $1.50 hr. If you're there on Sunday there's no charge. I only had two quarters so I paid for twenty minutes and began walking. This is a cute... More 

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New Castle, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've been fortunate enough to do business with local companies. We like to come here for lunch during the week. Plenty of good restaurants and if you have time, nice shops too. I've not been here in the evenings but I'm sure you won't go wrong then either.

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stroll through the area and admire architecture from days gone by. This area of town is a stone's throw from the Circle and historic in its claim of Riley's childhood home. Hey, I miss your neighborhood garage sale! That was awesome! Bring it back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Lockerbie Square is the historical residential district of Indy. If you want to see the old glory of Indy come here. It is also fun to for out of towners as they can see the roots of Indy and the prices of the houses! (cheep for what you get)

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West Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We visited the James Whitcomb Riley history house. It was decorated for Christmas and was like stepping back in time. Our guide provided interesting background, answered questions about "The Hoosier Poet's" last years in the house. As we left, stepping onto the cobblestone street, we could see the modern Indianapolis skyline just a few blocks away. The residences in the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is a small oasis in the inner city. As I work near by, I regulary eat in the area. I also have several friends who live here. The cobble stone streets are a pain iin heels!

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Batesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Downtown Indianapolis Eastside area that has been restored to yesteryears. Beautiful older homes that have been brought back to the charm of the early 1900's. A great area to walk and look at vintage homes.

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Address: Address: Indianapolis, IN
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis

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