Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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MK Speaker Series – March 30th
Sen. John Ruckelshaus to Address Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association Business...
2017 MK Home Tour
2017 Meridian-Kessler Home Tour  Don’t miss the largest and...
  • Sen. John Ruckelshaus to Address Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association Business Breakfast Indiana State Senator John Ruckelshaus will be the guest speaker at the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association Business Breakfast Speaker Series on Thursday, March 30. The bimonthly gathering will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Open Society, 4850 N. College Avenue. Senator Ruckelshaus will address […]

  • 2017 MK Home Tour

    March 20th, 2017
    2017 MK Home Tour

    2017 Meridian-Kessler Home Tour  Don’t miss the largest and longest running tour of vintage homes in Indiana. Friday, June 2nd• Twilight Tour & Party  Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd – 4th • Day Tour    Find full event details at mkhometour.com!  

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  • Meridian–Kessler as a neighborhood conjures up the image of grand homes, handsome estates, spreading lawns and money— a lovely, but grossly incomplete picture. We are a benchmark community that many try to duplicate but cannot because of the authentic diversity of people, lifestyle and income here. It is this diversity that gives Meridian–Kessler both interest

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • Starting with one Cafe Patachou restaurant in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood more than 20 years ago, Hoover’s business has grown and added many spinoffs over the years. It’s a great local gem, a place we locals love to take visitors to give them a sense of the Indianapolis flavor.

    Matthew Tully, The Indianapolis Star
  • Independent local businesses employ a wide array of supporting services. They hire architects, designers, cabinet shops, sign makers and contractors for construction. Opportunities grow for local accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, advertising agencies and others to help run it. Local retailers and distributors also carry a higher percentage of locally made goods than the

    Jeff Milchen, co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance
  • Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association— MKNA— acts as a spawn ideologically and financially for revitalization and improvement of the community and as a catalyst for community interaction and cohesion.

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • The area was first populated in the 1820’s, and as early at 1880 had a population around 2500, when the first platted neighborhoods began to appear. It was around that time that the Indiana State Fairgrounds were moved to their current location, bordering the southwest corner of the neighborhood. By 1900 the entire area was

    Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis

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