Cottage Home Neighborhood is a NESCO community, bounded by 10th, Oriental, and Michigan Streets, and I-70. The area takes its name from the style of houses built here between 1870 and 1900. Early residents built modest frame cottage in a variety of styles, including shotgun and Queen Anne vernacular. Many of the cottages feature turned posts and spindles, gingerbread trim porches, brackets, and fish scale shingles.
In 1984 the Cottage Home Neighborhood Association was formed (see the Association tab for details). This association helps organize fundraising activities (such as Block Party and Home & Garden Tour), applies for monetary grants and rallies volunteers to help maintain and improve the neighborhood and its historic facade.
In 2008, the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to approve the Cottage Home Conservation Plan. Plan details are available at the IHPC site. This plan has helped access guidelines for all new construction in the neighborhood, keeping the neighborhood closely aligned with its original history and character. A downloadable PDF of the plan can be found here: CH Conservation Plan
We are a not-for-profit community, continually raising funds to improve our historic neighborhood and community space. If you would like to donate to the Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, we accept checks and cash at: Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, 714 N. Highland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or you may donate via PayPal.
Thank you in advance for any donations, we greatly appreciate it!
Contact us at:
Cottage Home Neighborhood Association
714 N. Highland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202