Welcome to Haughville!
Our boundaries run north to south from 16th Street to Michigan Street and east to west from White River Parkway to Tibbs Avenue.
Francetta Peterson – Haughville Neighborhood Association President
Haughville Neighborhood Association
The Haughville Neighborhood Association meets once a month. Come to hear updates in and around your community, get answers to your issues, and help create a better neighborhood.
Date: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Lincoln Apartments Community Room, 530 N Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46222.
A portion of the neighborhood, roughly bounded by 10th St., Belleview Pl., Walnut St. and Concord St., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The area was first settled in the 1830s, when it became home to a number of merchants, whose small shops sprouted up near the west landing of the then brand-new Washington Street Bridge. By the 1880s, encouraged by the bridge and proximity to a number of new railroad lines, the town became home to a number of Irish, German, and later Slovene immigrants, many of whom worked in the neighborhood’s two iron foundries or meat-packing plants.
The area was incorporated in 1883 and annexed by Indianapolis in 1897. By 1900, almost half of the neighborhood’s inhabitants were Slovene, many of whom attended St. Anthony’s Catholic church, which eventually became home to a school, a number of local organizations and a Slovene community center. Indeed, the neighborhood’s Slovene past is one of the reasons that Indianapolis has a sister-city relationship with Piran, Slovenia.