North Meridian, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
Along the western edge of the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, running from 40th Street to Westfield Boulevard, sit some of the most beautiful historic homes in Indianapolis. The National Park Service recognized this particular stretch of North Meridian as "a living encyclopedia of American architecture from the roaring twenties": the city's wealthy social elites built extravagant palaces in various traditional styles, such as Tudor Revival and Neo-Classical, which clashed significantly with more modern American Craftsman homes. Today, residents and historians are fighting to maintain the district's classic appeal.
North Meridian may be small, but its homeowners are actively passionate about the community. Organizations such as the Meridian Street Foundation, a non-profit founded back in 1960, aim to preserve the area's historic, scenic, and aesthetic character, possibly by having the neighborhood listed as an official historic district. The area's beauty is recognized by outsiders as well: Forbes recently included North Meridian Street on its list of the ten prettiest neighborhoods in America.
The district's cultural contributions extend well beyond architecture. One of the street's most famous houses, 4270 N. Meridian, was once home to Booth Tarkington, the beloved Hoosier author who brought home the Pulitzer twice. Many of his novels were based on observations of his wealthy neighbors in their beautiful homes, which he described as "picture book houses." Other famous residents include actress Frances Farmer, cartoonist Kin Hubbard, and pharmaceutical industrialist Josiah Lilly. The Indiana Governor's Residence, constructed in 1928, is also located on North Meridian.
- National Park Service
- Forbes Prettiest Neighborhoods
- Indianapolis Monthly: The Battle Over Meridian-Kessler's Historic Homes
- Meridian Street Foundation
- The Main Stem
Latest North Meridian Street, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
|4450 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208||Add to Favorites|
|Located on iconic Meridian Street, home to many of the most distinctive and historically significant homes in Indianapolis. Set on over 2 acres of rolling lawn the home retains the character and charm of a bygone era yet redesigned to reflect today's lif...|
|4 Beds, 7 Bath Areas, 8432 SqFt|
F.C. Tucker Company
|5693 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Meridian Kessler|
|*100 year-old iconic home in Meridian Preservation District*Only 2 owners in the past 50 years!*Seemingly plucked from the shores of Nantucket or Lake Michigan*Huge corner lot w/ white picket fence*4 amazing porches makes you feel like you are in a treeho...|
|4 Beds, 5 Bath Areas, 5302 SqFt|
The Bryant Company, Inc.
|5401 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Meridian Knolls|
|Complete renovation for today's discriminating buyer, this Historic Meridian Street home in the heart of Meridian Kessler affords the best of both worlds. Situated on a half acre picturesque fenced lot, this 4/5 bedroom home w/ 4.5 baths offers 2 master...|
|4 Beds, 5 Bath Areas, 5602 SqFt|
F.C. Tucker Company
|4290 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Farr & Cooks|
|This French Eclectic classic welcomes you home to one of Meridian Kessler's best streets. 4 beds & 3.5 baths along w/graciously sized rooms, rich hardwoods, masterfully built mantels, crown molding & massive trim make this home a must see. Divided light f...|
|4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3731 SqFt|
F.C. Tucker Company
|4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Tarkington Tower|
|TARKINGTON TOWER, named after writer Booth Tarkington, is the city’s 1st high-rise condominiums. Converted into condos in 1979, this stately building has seen a plethora of changes over time. The expansive windows and TWO balconies offer stunning birds ...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1790 SqFt|
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
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