Emerson Heights wins historic designation

February 2, 2010
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Emerson Heights, a streetcar suburb just west of Irvington, has been added to the State Historic Register and will be considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood, which dates to the 1910s, is bounded by 10th Street to the north, Michigan Street to the south, Linwood Avenue to west, and Emerson Avenue to the east. It features tree-lined esplanades with one- and two-bedroom homes, mostly with basements and priced in the $50,000 to $100,000 range. Nearby businesses include the Steer-In restaurant, Emerson Theater, Si Greene's Pub and the Kroger-anchored Linwood Square Shopping Center. The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board voted Jan. 27 to accept an application for historic status funded by the Indianapolis Foundation, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and neighborhood residents. Applications approved at the state level typically are accepted in the National Register. "National Register status makes tax credits available to owners of contributing properties and makes it easier to market the neighborhood to people who want to invest in an historic community," according to the Emerson Heights Community Organization. Check out the neighborhood's National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, which details 1,000 contributing historic buildings in the neighborhood.

  • EH resident
    Love that this got some recognition- its a great neighborhood! The neighborhood website, emersonheights.org also has some historic photos of the neighborhood and sales brochure used to sell prospective buyers way back when. Our home is pictured in that book.
  • WoW!
    That's terrific! Once the churches own the majority of the property around the perimeter, you will have a bunch of rental properties with roaches, trash and numerous children running the streets! Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to see that in a couple of years. LOL
  • IndySnob
    What rock did you crawl out from under? Gee, must be awful to be you in your super negative life? What in the name of sense, if you have any, are you talking about???

  • 1/2 Way there
    This is great news for the area. I was in the neighborhood just recently. While not originally a fan of Charter Schools, I now see them as neccesary to keep many families in the IPS school district areas and invest in the City.
  • Whatever
    Love how my previous comment was 'flagged'. The consultant that wrote the national register nomination probably found this article and had my post pulled ...either way, that person needs to find another profession.
  • Nadine, your comments are unfair.

    I was one of the people who worked with the consultant. She did a fine job and was professional at all times. The nomination was successful and she was a joy to work with. I have recommended her to others.

    I asked Cory to remove your first comment because it seemed to be personal.

    If you have any questions about the nomination feel free to contact me at webmaster@emersonheights.org

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