• North - I-70 Interstate 

  • South- Railroad tracks south of Beecher Street 

  • West - Madison Avenue 

  • East- I-65 Interstate


In 1821, the first sanctioned land sale took place in Indianapolis and a few outer lots were sold, including one that would eventually become the Bates-Hendricks House estate. The historic Bates-Hendricks House, named after former owners Hervey Bates, a prominent banker, and Thomas A. Hendricks, an Indiana Governor and United States Vice President, is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and is the namesake of the neighborhood.

Bates-Hendricks is an up-and-coming neighborhood on the near south side of Indianapolis. With an active neighborhood association, project grants from the Lilly Foundation, and recognition from the City of Indianapolis, Bates-Hendricks is poised for rejuvenation. Ideally situated near Downtown, Fountain Square, and Garfield Park, the neighborhood is close to numerous restaurants, businesses, and recreational facilities. Cyclists can easily commute to Downtown via East Street's bike lanes, a branch of Indianapolis' growing bike lane infrastructure. With nearby access to I-65 and I-70, almost any location in Indianapolis is just minutes away.

Historic Designation

Bates-Hendricks House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1977. 


Bates-Hendricks House located at 1526 South New Hersey Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46225 

Contact Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood Association 

Matt Nunley, President

Bate-Hendricks Neighborhood Website