Welcome to Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis' oldest surviving neighborhood. Lockerbie Square was made famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the home of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley and was Indianapolis' first historic district placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more
News & Events
Posted May 1, 2011
Next Neighborhood Meeting will be Tuesday, April 14th
Our next neighborhood meeting will continue to be in the Riley Visitor's Center. The meeting starts at 7PM. Please plan to attend.
Architectural styles abound in this historic, completely restored neighborhood. A variety of fascinating people have called Lockerbie Square home including poet James Whitcomb Riley — author of the poem, Little Orphan Annie. Step back in time and enjoy a stroll through one of the city's finest restored neighborhoods. Take the tour!
Lockerbie Square History
Lockerbie Square is historically significant for a number of reasons. It is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Indianapolis where many immigrants first settled and built houses. The area was the original focus of neighborhood restoration activity, with fine examples of vernacular cottages and high-style brick residents from the mid to late 19th century, and visitors to Lockerbie Square are provided a glimpse into life in early Indianapolis. Read more
Welcome to the neighborhood! Find answers to frequently asked questions, helpful links, and info about parking.
Learn about the Lockerbie Square People's Club and the benefits of becoming a member. Joining is easy!
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