IHPC attempts to save Holy Cross Church, historic landmark and neighborhood namesake, from demolition

The bell tower of Indianapolis' Holy Cross Church

Update: April 18, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) voted in favor of designating the church a historic site.

Update: March 28, 2024

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) voted unanimously in favor of both Declaratory Resolutions 2024-R-01 and 2024-R-02.


Holy Cross Church, a historic landmark and the namesake of the Holy Cross Neighborhood on Indianapolis' near eastside, faces likely demolition at the hands of its owners, the archdiocese.


Attend the emergency meeting

The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) has scheduled an immediate meeting in order to consider an emergency designation for this historic structure:

Wednesday March 27, 2024
5:00 pm
Public Assembly Room, City-County Building

Showing public support for the church could help encourage the commission to save the building. The Holy Cross Neighborhood has started an online petition to oppose demolition and advocate restoration and continued use.

Sign the petition here


Holy Cross Church, c 1922

Holy Cross Church, 1922 Credit: Bass Photo Co Collection, Indiana Historical Society View Source


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The IHPC has posted a Historic Area Preservation Plan for the Holy Cross Church.