Ransom Place Named by Mayor Hogsett

'Indy Neighborhood of the Month'

Mayor Joe Hogsett named Ransom Place as the City’s ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ for February, 2017. The Neighborhood of the Month initiative features an important area of the Indianapolis community each month and includes events and service projects by various City departments. This month, Mayor Hogsett will highlight Ransom Place in a joint celebration of the area and its role as the oldest African-American neighborhood in Indianapolis during this month of observance. Established in 1897 Ransom Place was put on the National Register of Historic Places as the most intact 19th-century African-American neighborhood in Indianapolis. Members of the community have celebrated its legacy by actively working towards preserving the infrastructure and promoting the history of the area.

"Ransom Place is a neighborhood defined by rich history and passionate residents with incredible amounts of civic pride,” explains City County Councillor Vop Osili. “The residents value the legacy of this area, and what it means to the fabric and richness of Indianapolis. I am thrilled to highlight this neighborhood during Black History Month and look forward to celebrating Ransom Place throughout February.” Click here to see the full news release.