Cottage Home singled out by mayor’s program

Gardens, in addition to cottages, are a major part of the Cottage Home ambiance

October is always a big month in Cottage Home, which hosts what is one of the city’s biggest and longest-running block parties this month.

It’s an even bigger month this year – because Mayor Joe Hogsett has named Cottage Home the city’s ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ for October 2018. The ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ program highlights Indianapolis neighborhood initiatives, works to engage community groups, and promotes projects by City departments.

Located on the Near East side of Indianapolis next to Arsenal Technical High School, the historic neighborhood continues to honor its past and embrace its future. The neighborhood takes its name from the style of houses built between 1870 and 1900. Early residents built modest frame cottage homes in a variety of styles, including shotgun and Queen Anne vernacular. Today, this community is recognized as a conservation district by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission and parts of the community have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

“Indianapolis is a place where the past and present of a neighborhood can come together in harmony,” Mayor Hogsett said. “Cottage Home continues to be a cornerstone of our community and I am honored to recognize this area as our Neighborhood of the Month.”

This month will mark Cottage Home’s 35th annual neighborhood block party. This Halloween-themed event is to honor its distinctiveness within the city and the growing appreciation for the area. City-County Council Vice President Zach Adamson represents this neighborhood in District 17 and appreciates the residents and history of the neighborhood.

“Cottage Home has been an iconic neighborhood in Indianapolis for decades,” Adamson said. “This recognition highlights its historic purpose within the city and I’m proud to represent this amazing community.”

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #IndyNoM when posting on social media about Cottage Home. To nominate your neighborhood for Neighborhood of the Month visit: http://indy.gov/NoM.

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