Lockefield Garden Apartments

Also known as: Lockefield Gardens
900 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana

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Lockefield Garden Apartments

1. BUILDING No. 23, VIEW SOUTHEAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 

Description 

The complex is being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Possible National Historic Landmark. Lockefield was the center of the Negro community of Indianapolis. One of the first low-income housing projects constructed in the country by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration, the "New Deal," Public Works Administration, 1934. Lockefield Gardens' design was a model used in other housing projects, after it was displayed in the "American Architect" magazine in February, 1935. To provide slum clearance. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IN-194)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 1983
Reference number
83000133
Architectural style
Modern Movement: International Style
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1935; 1937
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 7
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc

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