Resources -- Homeowner

Homeowners and residents of historic Indianapolis neighborhoods have a wealth of information available to them.These range from researching the history of one's house, learning about historic neighborhoods in Indianapolis and more.

If you have any additions to our growing list, feel free to contact Lorraine Vavul at lvavul@aol.com.

  • Cultural Districts -- an Indianapolis Downtown Inc effort to highlight culturally distinctive areas of Indianapolis. 3 of the 6 are HUNI neighborhoods.
  • Cultural Trail -- a civic gift by Gene and Marilyn Glick to the downtown that meanders through historic neighborhoods and has created a legacy of connectivity since its opening in 2012.
  • Ball State, Dept of Urban Planning -- helpful to a variety of neighborhoods in planning.
  • www.HistoricIndianapolis.com -- A wonderful blog-like website focusing on historic Indianapolis buildings, neighborhoods and people by Tiffany Benedict Berkson.
  • Hoosier History Live broadcast Saturdays from 12 noon to 1pm on 88.7 on your FM dial. An extensive list of podcasts are available via the HHL website.
  • Indiana Historical Society -- provides a wide range of on-site interactive experiences engaging the participant in history. IHS also sponsors pedal bar tours in the summer of Downtown's historic architecture. HUNI promotes these programs via its events calendar, so be sure to check back to join in the fun. The IHS is integral in the planning of the City of Indianapolis' 2020-2021 bicentennial. It is located Downtown at 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
  • Indiana Landmarks -- As America's largest private statewide historic preservation organization, Indiana Landmarks saves and revitalizes places in Indiana that matter.
  • City of Indianapolis Bicentennial -- Celebrating 200 years of the Indy's history, culture and community from June 2020 to May 2021. 
  • Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis - One of the Indianapolis Bicentennial Committee's legacy projects is updating, expanding and digitizing the original, hard-to-find Encyclopedia of Indianapolis printed in 1994. If your historic neighborhood has not submitted an entry, please contact Beth van Allen at evanalle@iu.edu.
  • Digital Indy -- Indianapolis Public Library's Digital Collection provides access to digital images and recordings of cultural and historical interest to Indianapolis residents, students, researchers and others. The Library offers these collections to allow free access to digital versions of increasingly valuable, fragile and hard-to-use originals.
  • Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame CJ Walker -- We're not pushing a streaming service, but this is a great mini-series if you subscribe to Netflix. Also, catch thru January 2021 the Madame CJ Walker You are There exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society (details in 'Upcoming Events' on the HUNI landing page).

 

Local News

The monthly newspaper that offers the most comprehensive news source for historic urban neighborhoods is the Urban Times. Newspapers are hand-delievered in the neighborhoods covered within, and are also available at various downtown news distribution boxes. Visit their Facebook page.

An outstanding publication covering aspects of the North side is the Indy Midtown Magazine. Check out the parallel website at: www.indymidtownmagazine.com

Midtown Indy communicates more specifically development information from the CDC in the same area of the Northside which sponsors it. Midtown Indy has highlighted two HUNI neighborhoods: Golden Hill and Historic Meridian Park.

The Old Speedway City Neighborhood Association has two neighborhood newspapers serving it: the Speedway Press and Westside Messenger both published by The Press.