Welcome to Chatham Arch! This historic neighborhood, located just northeast of the one mile downtown square, is an interesting mix of homes with historic significance. Its boundaries were set prior to the Civil War and are a bit jagged compared to neighborhoods that were platted latter. Many of its homes were built towards the latter part of the 19th century. Several churches in the neighborhood served as a cornerstone of African American life in Indianapolis.
The southern end of the neighborhood was built mostly by Irish and German immigrants in the late 1880’s. St. Joseph Catholic Church was an important cornerstone to that community, and although that church is now closed, the area has a wonderful mixture of homes representative of several architectural styles including Tudor, Queen Anne, and brick Italianate. The area represents both the working class and the wealthy of the time.
In the 1960’s, when I-65 and I-70 were built, roads in the neighborhood were dead-ended and homes demolished to accommodate the new highways. However, the homes that are left still provide wonderful examples of not only boutique workman’s cottages, but large mini-mansions and all sizes in between.
The main commercial district is Massachusetts Avenue, and features a variety of eclectic post-Civil War buildings built from brick and limestone. It is now an eclectic shopping corridor.
Chatham Arch landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 due to over 100 buildings in its 55 acre confines that were deemed historically significant. Its boundaries include I-65 to the north, College Ave. to the East, roughly North St. to the south and New Jersey and East Street to the West.
Below is a list of some homes for sale in the Chatham Arch neighborhood. Or you can use our Interactive Map to see all properties for sale in Chatham Arch.
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