Monument Circle’s Historic Roots Strengthen

November 10, 2013
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Monument Circle, long the figurative focal point of Indianapolis, is receiving even more attention these days. Our beautiful, historic neighborhood is getting the care it deserves as it has been named an official historic district, furthering efforts to preserve the unique character beloved by so many here in our fair state of Indiana. The Star has the scoop. An excerpt is below.

Monument Circle with Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The Metropolitan Development Commission unanimously approved the Monument Circle District. It contains about 90 buildings that were built during varying architectural periods, from the Civil War era to recent decades.

Within the new district, property owners will face restrictions on changes to building exteriors that are intended to preserve historic character. Exterior changes will require approval by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission.

The district roughly covers the area between the Indiana Statehouse and the City-County Building, from the north end of the circle to Washington Street. Some portions extend north to Ohio Street and south to Maryland Street.

[Source: Indy Star]

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