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Cottage Home

Summary of History and Significance

Cottage Home is located on the near-northeast side of Indianapolis in Center Township. It is primarily a residential neighborhood with some light-industrial, retail, and special uses.

Cottage Home is both historically and architecturally significant to Indianapolis and Marion County. The area contains an excellent collection of vernacular dwellings reflective of late-nineteenth century workers' housing. Additionally, a unique collection of residential structures designed by the local architectural firm of Vonnegut and Bohn survive.

A portion of the neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. In 1995, an expanded district was listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the IHPC has already designated the Ruskaup-Ratcliffe House & Store at 711 and 715 North Dorman Street as an individual site.


Cottage Home Conservation Area Plan

The following documents are various sections from the Cottage Home Conservation Area Plan. The plan has been approved by the IHPC and adopted by the Metropolitan Development Commission.

Cottage Home Boundary Map

Address Ranges

1100-1399 E. 9th Street 1100-1399 North Street
1100-1399 E. 10th Street (odd numbers only) 500-998 Oriental Street (even numbers only)
500-999 Bell Street 1100-1399 Polk Street
500-999 Dorman Street 1000-1399 St. Clair Street
500-999 Highland Avenue 900-999 Stillwell Street
1000-1398 E. Michigan Street (even numbers only)



Neighborhood Association

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association
Maribeth Bailey, President
( 317) 752-1816 - phone

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association

Note: Neighborhood meetings are typically held the first Monday of even-numbered months at 6 p.m.. Meetings are held at Marian, Inc., 1011 E. St. Clair Street. Please visit the neighborhood's website for up-to-date information.