The Lockerbie Square neighborhood in Downtown Indianapolis was platted between 1847 and 1850, making it one of the city’s oldest surviving neighborhoods. Its streets are lined with older homes, some which date to near the neighborhood’s founding. You’ll also find the only surviving cobblestone street in Indianapolis there.

Margaret and I went there on a photo walk one Saturday afternoon not long ago. I had a film camera along and gave it plenty of exercise, but I photographed the doors of Lockerbie Square with my iPhone 12 mini.

Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square
Doors of Lockerbie Square

Here’s that cobblestone street. It lasts just one block. On this street is the home James Whitcomb Riley lived in for the last two decades of his life. Riley was a beloved writer and poet, most famous for his verses in the Indiana vernacular of the day. Riley commanded enormous crowds wherever he would speak in the Hoosier State.

Lockerbie Street
Lockerbie Street

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Thursday doors: Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis

The doors of Lockerbie Square, one of Indianapolis’s oldest neighborhoods.

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18 thoughts on “Thursday doors: Lockerbie Square, Indianapolis

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    A good example of the great output of the cell phone camera! If your use is strictly for on line illustration, it’s hard to make a case for shooting a more complicated camera, and dragging a lot of equipment around. Thes e are absolutely as good as one would need…

  2. These are very handsome doors and houses. With the exception of one porch that could use some love, they all look well maintained. I love seeing the cobble stone street.

    • That’s a good one! The one with the green/white awning is my favorite. That house is a museum today, as a famous Indiana author lived there until his death in 1904. The house is essentially as he left it, making it a real time capsule. I’ve toured it twice!

  3. A lovely tour. I remember Lockerbie getting it’s second wind in the early 80s, and it remains beautiful. And yet I have never toured the area, so thanks for this.

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