This gracious historic community, located just one mile east of downtown Indianapolis, is recognized as Indianapolis’s first planned residential suburb. In a beautiful park-like setting, you will find fine examples of lovely Victorian era homes, esplanades with fountains and statuary, and an ambiance that is unlike any other. Woodruff Place was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.


There is much that needs to be done each and every year to maintain and improve our very special neighborhood. The Woodruff Place Civic League is responsible for the organization and operation of the neighborhood. The Civic League created the Woodruff Place Historic Preservation Committee, a qualified not-for-profit group under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This group addresses historic concerns and focuses on fundraising for preservation projects, including:

Financial support comes from our fundraising activities (such as the annual Flea Market), monetary grants, and resident contributions. Every contribution is important, and the success of Woodruff Place is the result of dedicated neighbors who have invested in the belief that this unique place can continue to be a vibrant historic urban neighborhood.

Woodruff Place Historic Area Preservation Plan


Summer in Woodruff

It is nearly impossible to think about the warmer seasons in Woodruff Place without evoking images of sparkling fountains and lush greenery. Debbie Pidgeon recently shared some relevant information that came as a surprise to me. It turns out I have unintentionally committed offences against our fountains numerous times. Despite my embarrassment I thought I …

Casino Woodruff 2018

The Historic Woodruff Place Foundation held a successful “Casino Night” fundraiser in February. What started many years ago as a friendly Bingo Night to cure the Winter doldrums, has evolved into a Woodruff Casino that rivals the Bellagio! Some say our fountains are better. Neighbors and friends bought chips, gambled, imbibed, and used their winnings …

Long-term Planning

A few years ago, several volunteers began the process of creating a 10 year strategic plan for Woodruff Place. This first-of-its kind plan for the new millenia set the course for infrastructure investments that eventually became some of the guiding ideas for our Economic Improvement District (EID). Leaders identified investment budgets for our five primary …


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