Originally platted for 280 residential homes, the area lost several houses to fire during the 1900s and several more were converted to apartment buildings.
Today, the neighborhood still has a wealth of architecturally significant homes built between the 1870’s and the 1920’s. Most are Queen Anne style, with a few Italianate, Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts cottage. The large porches on many of them allow neighbors to congregate outside, in a snapshot of a lifestyle that harkens back to decades ago. The original layout of the area included several esplanades (wide, open walking areas) on the north-south streets. These were uncommon in Indianapolis. One esplanade still exists on New Jersey Street, and the entire neighborhood retains its original elegance that attracted hundreds of affluent families to the area. Today, Herron-Morton place is home to Footlight Musicals, Herron High School, Foundry Provisions coffee shop as well as the Talbot Street Art Fair. This annual event has been a staple of the neighborhood for 50 years and is one of the highlights of life in Herron-Morton place.
The Herron-Morton Place Foundation works collaboratively with the Herron-Morton Place Association to support efforts to grow the economy of the area as well as retain and revitalize the residential sections.
Below is a sampling of the latest houses for sale in Herron-Morton Place.
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