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Encyclopedia > Golden Hill Historic District

Golden Hill is an affluent and historic neighborhood on the near northwest side of Indianapolis; it is located about 4.5 miles from downtown. It is located south of 38th Street, and is immediately south of Woodstock Country Club and north of 36th Street, and it is just west of Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ...

Although platted in 1872, the area was not developed until the the wealthy industrialist David Parry purchased the area around 1900 to develop into his private estate, which he called Golden Hill. Upon his death in 1915, Parry's family subdivided the estate into an elegant subdivision for the wealthy with curving streets and beautiful greenspaces. Prominent and wealthy Indianapolis families built grand homes in the area from 1915-1940. Homes in the neighborhood have generally stayed within these families or have been sold to family friends.

Golden Hill remains a very exclusive enclave for the wealthy. However, the area immediately south of Golden Hill is compromised mainly of rather modest working-class households.



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