Old Northside Neighborhood Photos

Ovid Butler House
Flickr Photoset of Old Northside Neighborhood
Stephanie and I took the dog for a long walk around our gorgeous neighborhood this weekend, and I snapped a bunch for photos (148, to be exact) for my growing collection of pictures of our neighborhood.
We are very lucky to live in one of the most scenic neighborhoods in the city, in a modest house in the middle of some very grand mansions. I’ve been snapping pictures of the neighborhood since we moved in last year; the historic victorian architecture is amazing. Old Northside was one of the prominent neighborhoods in the late 1800s – the state’s prominent businessmen and politicians lived here. It was also the original home of Butler University, and the house in the photo above is the home of Ovid Butler, the founder of the university.

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2339 Penn

A couple blocks north of me, my neighbors have been renovating their historic home and have done a lot of excellent research on the history of it. This was one of the homes that was up on wheels and moved around when they were redoing the Fall Creek Place neighborhood.

I didn’t know that at one time, before September 11, 2001, the government was considering building a new Indiana governor’s mansion in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania St. The plans fell by the wayside after the WTC attacks because the money was diverted elsewhere. That would have kicked ass, though. But that affected this house…

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