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    Indianapolis Neighborhoods Series: Lockerbie

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    Indianapolis Neighborhoods Series - Lockerbie
    Pictures taken October 22, 2004 | 28 total images

    Lockerbie (or Lockerbie Square), one of Indianapolis' oldest and most historic neighborhoods, is located just east of downtown. Long time Lockerbie resident and famous poet, James Whitcomb Riley, described Lockerbie as "nestled away from the noise of the city and heat of the day". To a certain extent, that remains true today. Lockerbie saw extensive redevelopment in the 1960's and 1970's, after going through decades of urban decay. Today Lockerbie is a popular neighborhood for both the young and old residents of Indianapolis. The cobblestone street that goes by the Riley house remains at Lockerbie this very date. New townhomes and apartments are spring up around the Lockerbie area and revitalization continues.
























































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    Hope you enjoyed. I will probably post some more Indianapolis neighborhoods throughout this month.

    Lockerbie is one of my favorite neighborhoods. It's one of Indianapolis' best neighborhoods in terms of architecture.

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    Quite nice. Do you have any Broadripple shots? (I bought my favorite watch in Broadripple this fall)

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    great area. been there a few times, love it. Indy is a very cool city with several great areas that I recall.

    Once I ate at a family rest. just north of downtown on an all residential street in a nice established area. It actually looked like a house and had to close very early. Do you know what I am talking about... I cant remember the name, but want to.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for the post. I especially like the road pavement treatment with the largeish river stones.

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    Quote Originally posted by H
    great area. been there a few times, love it. Indy is a very cool city with several great areas that I recall.

    Once I ate at a family rest. just north of downtown on an all residential street in a nice established area. It actually looked like a house and had to close very early. Do you know what I am talking about... I cant remember the name, but want to.

    Thanks.
    H , I think that might be Dodd's Townhouse you're thinking of. Big green house, on Meridian St, near the canal? They're known for their pie and fried chicken. Good stuff. Great photos, Midwesterner ! Lockerbie is such a nice, cozy neighborhood, with a nice mix of old and new. More photos, please!
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    A couple of things that -- to me, anyway -- make Lockerbie work:

    1) Human scale of the public and private spaces;
    2) Interesting architecture;
    3) Location -- especially proximity to the urban core and the services available there; and
    4) A mature urban forest.

    I don't get up to the capitol city very often, but I always try to hit Lockerbie when I have achance. It is so walkable.
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    I must be crazy....I thought I've seen these pictures before on Cyburbia a year or so ago

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    Great shots... looks like a really nice neighborhood. I guess Indy, like Columbus, really is an underrated city in terms of urbanity... That neighborhood actually looks walkable and transit-friendly as well. Do you have any pictures of its commercial center?


    I could be forgiven for thinking this was Hyde Park in Chicago, my self-proclaimed Greatest Neighborhood Ever.

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    Seven replies already?

    Quite nice. Do you have any Broadripple shots? (I bought my favorite watch in Broadripple this fall)
    Yeah, I have some pics of Broad Ripple with my old camera, I'll try to head back there.

    Once I ate at a family rest. just north of downtown on an all residential street in a nice established area. It actually looked like a house and had to close very early. Do you know what I am talking about... I cant remember the name, but want to.
    Hmm.. not too sure. However, if you're in Lockerbie eat here:



    My favorite Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, Jerry Seinfeld ate here when he did a show in Indy.

    Great shots... looks like a really nice neighborhood. I guess Indy, like Columbus, really is an underrated city in terms of urbanity... That neighborhood actually looks walkable and transit-friendly as well. Do you have any pictures of its commercial center?
    Yeah, I'll upload some downtown pics later.

    I could be forgiven for thinking this was Hyde Park in Chicago, my self-proclaimed Greatest Neighborhood Ever.
    We don't have too many rowhouses in Indy.

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    Quote Originally posted by Plannerbabs
    H , I think that might be Dodd's Townhouse you're thinking of. Big green house, on Meridian St, near the canal? They're known for their pie and fried chicken. Good stuff.
    Yes, that is the one! Loved it.

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    Indy looks great, in fact it looks just like home to me.

    Don't these buildings seem like they came from Buffalo?

    I guess I'll just ahve to visit Indy sometime.

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