Ransom Place Pocket Park

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Photo of historical marker and path in Ransom Place Pocket Park
Photo of historical marker and path in Ransom Place Pocket Park
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The Ransom Place Neighborhood Association and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful worked together to turn an underutilized lot, across from the Cultural Trail, into a pocket park and gateway into the neighborhood. The community’s vision was not only to be a gathering space with stage/deck for residents but highlight the historic significance of Ransom Place and serve as an outdoor classroom for all of Indianapolis. Surrounded by IUPUI, Indiana Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, and 10th St. the Ransom Place neighborhood worked to transform an empty lot into a neighborhood showpiece that highlights the history and defines the neighborhood from the institutions around it.

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Ransom Place

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One of the oldest historic urban neighborhoods in the city, Ransom Place in Downtown Indianapolis is known for its significant cultural and architectural heritage. Developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Ransom Place has been home to many prominent figures in Indianapolis's history. The neighborhood features a mix of architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Italianate, and American Foursquare homes, showcasing the craftsmanship and design trends of the era. Today, Ransom Place is recognized for its preservation efforts and community revitalization initiatives, with many of its historic homes restored to their former glory. The neighborhood is also home to several landmarks, including the Madam Walker Legacy Center, which celebrates the legacy of entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, and the scenic Canal Walk; White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo are less than a mile away.

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