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.
The neighborhood is responsible for providing many services beyond those provided by the city, all of which work toward insuring property values, providing for safety, maintenance, and our quality of life. For information on some of our ongoing projects, visit our members page, and scroll down to “neighborhood projects”. Annually, the neighborhood needs to raise approximately $20,000 in order to maintain and improve the following services:
- Street Lighting, repair, maintenance, and utilities
- Town Hall, repair, maintenance, and utilities
- Fountains, repair, maintenance, and utilities
- 10th Street Fence, rebuilding and maintenance
- Maintenance and repair of esplanades, statuary and plantings
- Maintenance and replacement of neighborhood trees
- Historic markers and signs
- Neighborhood functions
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 EID initiative recognized for Livability Award The Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis celebrated its 25th Anniversary on April 27th by awarding $25,000 to five community game changers in the Indy region that have made outstanding progress in developing their neighborhoods as desirable places to live, work, learn and play. The awards gala took …
On Saturday April 15, Woodruff families gathered for an Easter Egg hunt behind Town Hall. Children enjoyed candy and hunting for treats among trees, rocks and other features. Photo L-R, Elliot Stein, Sadie Stein, Carrie Smith, Owen Smith, Odin Belsaas, and Carson Niedemeier
Creative Mornings crowd brings energy to Town Hall The Woodruff Place Town Hall saw a packed house on the morning of April 21st as part of a worldwide Creative Mornings event series. Creative Mornings organizers designate a monthly theme that is explored in 170 cities throughout the world. Participants enjoy fresh coffee and friendly people …
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