Oliver Johnson's Woods

Colonial Revival home, Oliver Johnsons Woods, Indianapolis, IN
Colonial Revival


Oliver Johnsons Woods is primarily residential in nature, with wide boulevards, large trees and homes built in the 1920's through 1930's. The neighborhood does have commercial zoning at the southwest corner of 46th and College. It is a noted subarea of the larger Meridian-Kessler neighborhood.

Oliver Johnson Homestead, Indianapolis, IN
Oliver Johnson Homestead


The area is named for the farmstead of Oliver Johnson. The family farm house was built in the 1860's, and was moved to its current location -- 4456 North Park -- in 1919. The neighborhood is noted for homes built in the 1920's-1930's. These include Colonial Revival, Prairie Style and Renaissance styled homes built by Cannon, Fermor Spencer, et al, Charles Byfield and William F. Nelson.

Historic Designation

The application for listing on the National Register of Historic Places was accepted in 2004.


Arts and Crafts Home, Oliver Johnsons Woods, Indianapolis, IN
Arts & Crafts


  • North:  South side of E. 46th Street
  • South:  North side of E. 44th Street
  • East:  West side of N. College Avenue
  • West:  East side of N. Central Avenue



Oliver Johnson's Woods Historic Urban Neighborhood of Indianapolis