Welcome to West Central

Although the West Central Neighborhood encompasses all of downtown west of Calhoun Street, the heart of West Central is its residential area, the development of which began as early as the 1830s.

Because of the historic and architectural significance of this area, the West Central Neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and was designated as a Local Historic District as early as 1985.  The West Central Neighborhood was named the “Best Old House Neighborhood” in Indiana in 2010 by “This Old House Magazine.”

The north side of the Neighborhood, along Berry and Wayne streets and Washington Boulevard, was where many of the City’s most prominent families built large, stylish homes.  On the south side, situated between West Jefferson Boulevard and the former Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, exists a collection of modest, small-scale cottages arranged along narrow, tree-lined, brick streets. Many workers for the businesses and various industries stretching along the south side of the tracks resided in this area.

 

Visit our new “West Central Home and Garden Tour & ArtsFest” site for all information on our 35th event!

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West Central “Peaks” Interest!

A little something for the cold winter days!

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Who Lives There! Colonial Revival Home on West Central Tour

Stop in at this beautiful Colonial Revival home to see who lives there! Our West Central Neighborhood 33rd Annual Home and Garden Tour & ArtsFest is September 12th and 13th!

1404 Swinney Court - Miranda

Photo Credit – Sammuel Hoffman, Journal Gazette

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West Central Homes and Gardens

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WEST CENTRAL 800-BLOCK OF WEST WASHINGTON BLVD HIGHLIGHTED IN CITY VIDEO

Recently the City created a video highlighting the 800-block of West Central and the efforts by the City, West Central residents, and the Belay Corporation to rehabilitate four long-abandoned and deteriorating houses located in the middle of the block.  Two houses were renovated, but, unfortunately, two other houses were beyond restoration.  This link will take you to the video.  The video is 30 minutes in length and provides an excellent summary of the various forces that had to come together to accomplish this major project.

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