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±Bates-Hendricks

Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood, named after the Historic Bates-Hendricks House on South New Jersey Street, is one of the oldest residential areas in Marion County. It has a very active neighborhood association with engaged neighbors.

boundaries

N: I-70
E: I-65
S: Railroad tracks south of Beecher St.
W: Madison Ave.

meetings

1st Monday of the month, 6:30pm, Immanuel United Church, 402 Prospect St.

contact

Laura Tease, president@bateshendricks.org

website

www.bateshendricks.org

±Fletcher Place

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fletcher Place was established by Calvin Fletcher in the mid-1800s. The area is a fine example of Indianapolis' history, displaying an array of restored homes in a variety of unique architectural styles and organized around a strong neighborhood association.

boundaries

N: Louisiana St.
E: I-70
S: I-70
W: East St.

meetings

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Fletcher Place Arts & Books, 642 Virginia Ave.

contact

Glenn Blackwood, fletcherplaceneighborhoodassn@gmail.com

website

www.fletcherplace.org

±Fountain Square

Fountain Square is both a commercial and cultural focal point for not only the Southeast, but the entire city of Indianapolis. It is one of the oldest intact commercial districts of the city and home to many restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Fountain Square Neighborhood Association is one of the oldest in the area.

Fountain Square Merchants Association

boundaries

N: Washington St.
E: Keystone Ave.
S: Raymond St.
W: Meridian St.

meetings

4th Tuesday of the month, 2:30pm, Fountain Square Theatre Building, 1105 Prospect St.

contact

Dawn Kroh, dawn@green3llc.com

website

www.discoverfountainsquare.com

Fountain Square Neighborhood Association

boundaries

N: Railroad tracks north of Deloss St.
E: State St.
S: Pleasant Run Pkwy.
W: I-65

meetings

3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm, Southeast Community Services Youth Center, 924 Shelby St. (please confirm around holidays)

contact

Bethany Schultz, fsna1835@gmail.com

website

www.facebook.com/pages/Fountain-Square-Neighborhood-Association/245190678898657

±Fountain Square Alliance

Primarily a residential area, although with some industry, the Fountain Square Alliance began as several block clubs throughout the southeast part of Fountain Square. The clubs eventually came together as one association. Residents are working diligently to create a safe neighborhood that people want to call home, and have partnered with IPS School 19 and neighborhood businesses to clean up the neighborhood and Sandorf Park. In 2015, the FSA, along with their partner, Christ's Open Door Baptist Church, was awarded the SustainIndy grant to build a community garden to serve the residents of the neighborhood.

boundaries

N: Pleasant Run Pkwy.
E: Churchman Ave.
S: Raymond St.
W: I-65

meetings

1st Thursday every other month (Dec. 2015, Feb. 2016, Apr., June, Aug., Oct.), 6:00pm, Christ's Open Door Baptist Church, 2001 E. Pleasant Run Parkway South

contact

Edna Reeves, fsaneighborhood@gmail.com

±Garfield Park

Garfield Park Neighbors Association is a family-friendly neighborhood located south of Fountain Square with easy access to the Pleasant Run Trail, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and multiple interstates. The neighborhood is anchored by Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park, which is a tremendous asset to the area, boasting beautiful European sunken gardens and conservatory, the Garfield Park Arts Center, the Burrello Family and Aquatic Center, the MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts, the historic Pagoda, large wooded tracts, and various recreational amenities. The neighborhood is populated by a healthy mix of long-time residents and young families and features a very active neighborhood association.

boundaries

N: Beecher St.
E: I-65
S: Troy Ave.
W: East St. / Madison Ave.

meetings

3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:15pm, Burrello Family Center in Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Dr.

contact

Ed Mahern, President, garfieldparkneighbors@gmail.com

website

www.garfieldparkneighbors.com

±Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary Neighborhood is an established neighborhood with mature trees and quiet streets on the southeast side of downtown Indianapolis. The large number of historic buildings and houses in the vicinity lend the area an endearing charm. Although the neighborhood has a small business district and immediate access to downtown amenities, it remains a quiet, residential enclave of its own.

boundaries

N: Virginia Ave.
E: I-70
S: I-70
W: East St.

meetings

As needed

contact

Tony Simeone, simeone5050@aol.com

±Irish Hill

In the early 1800s, an influx of working-class Irish immigrants settled in Indianapolis and established Southeast's Irish Hill neighborhood. Early residents were well known for their hard work, interest in politics, and religious devotion. Today, the Irish remain one of the largest ethnic groups in Indianapolis.

boundaries

N: Southeastern Ave.
E: State St.
S: Bates St.
W: College Ave.

meetings

1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Progress House, 201 S. Shelby St.

contact

Jim Boles, 638‑3359

±North Square

North Square is home to the award-winning LEED headquarters of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, as well as one of the oldest Dairy Queen restaurants in the city. Just north of the Fountain Square business district, this six-block section of small cottages is in the midst of extensive rehabilitation. Residents have worked hard to revive and beautify this quaint neighborhood.

boundaries

N: Fletcher Ave.
E: Shelby St.
S: Virginia Ave.
W: I-65

meetings

1st Thursday of the month, 7:00pm, Southeast Youth Center, 924 Shelby St.

contact

Donna Gabbel, 631‑8709

±Norwood Place

Norwood Place, built in the early 1900s, has always been a diverse working class neighborhood. “A community with Pride,” this neighborhood houses the Pride Community Center and is made up of people of all nationalities and ages.

boundaries

N: Prospect St.
E: Sherman Ave.
S: Vandeman St.
W: Terrace Ave.

meetings

3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm, Community Pride Center, 1129 S. Vandeman St.

contact

Brenda McAtee, norwood1reunion@yahoo.com

±Old Southside

The Old Southside has a rich history of diversity. From the German and Irish immigrants of Catholic and Jewish faiths that came in the 1830s, to the influx of African Americans in the 1840s and 1850s. With the establishment of Sacred Heart Church, South Calvary Baptist Church, and Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's original location, by 1890 the near southside was densely populated and had the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of any district in the city. While the construction of I-70 divided and broke up a neighborhood that now comes together at the intersection of Southeast District, Southwest District, and Downtown, we have unified and found that strength can still be found when we stand united and continue to celebrate our diversity.

boundaries

N: South St.
E: Madison Ave.
S: Railroad tracks south of Adler St.
W: White River

meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St.

contact

Judith Essex, oldsouthsideindy@gmail.com

website

www.oldsouthside.org

±SECO

Southeast Community Organization (SECO) was founded in 1994 and is an active neighborhood organization. SECO is home to a 750,000 square-foot facility for Redcats, USA. This leading distributor and retailer of various consumer goods employs many of SECO's residents.

boundaries

N: Washington St.
E: Sherman Dr.
S: Pleasant Run Pkwy. / Prospect St.
W: Shelby St.

meetings

2nd Thursday of the month, 6:00pm, IPS School #39, 1733 Spann Ave.

contact

Rachel Cooper, secocooper@yahoo.com, 213‑9093

±Twin Aire

Twin Aire is a 1950s-era residential and commercial district. It's one of two primary market areas in the Southeast Neighborhood, hosting a grocery, laundry, hardware store, and bank. Twin Aire sits on the eastern end of Southeast Neighborhood, where it borders the former Citizens Gas plant. The community seeks to rejuvenate this brownfield into a successful commercial and light industrial site that supports thriving residential life.

boundaries

N: Washington St.
E: Sherman Dr.
S: English Ave.
W: Southeastern Ave.

±WECAN

West and East of Churchman Avenue Neighbors (WECAN) is a young and energetic association reviving one of the poorer areas of Southeast Neighborhood. Residents have worked hard to improve beautification, crime and safety, and infrastructure. In 2010, their efforts were rewarded with the construction of 10 new homes on St. Paul Street as part of the Fuller Center Legacy Build.

boundaries

N: Woodlawn Ave.
E: Railroad tracks
S: Pleasant Run Pkwy.
W: State St.

meetings

1st Monday of the month, 6:00pm, call for location

contact

Jasmine Ray, J.Ray.WECAN@gmail.com

website

www.facebook.com/WECANIndianapolis