Holcomb Gardens

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Located on the near northside of Indianapolis in the heart of Butler University’s campus, the gardens encompass twenty acres of hillside overlooking a small manmade lake and the historic Indianapolis Central Canal. The gardens were designed in 1949 by James Holcomb, a Trustee of Butler University, and Arthur Lindberg, then superintendent of buildings and grounds for the campus. Construction of the gardens was completed by 1950.

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Approximate location on a geospatial gridNorth Central Indy
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Home to Butler University and close to other neighborhoods like Broad Ripple, Butler-Tarkington’s older homes are enviable. This diverse neighborhood is only four miles north of Downtown Indianapolis and shares a border with Crown Hill Cemetery.

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