Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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  • When it’s summer in Indianapolis, we’ve grown to expect a few things: humidity, excitement about the race and of course, construction. As traffic begins to divert from main thoroughfares into our neighborhood, MKNA and the City of Indianapolis want to keep pedestrians, cyclists and motorist as safe as possible. That being the case, the Department […]

  • The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Police Department have come together to create a way for us to report various traffic-related issues.  You can send a traffic complaint to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for these and other traffic-related issues, including: Speeding and hazardous driving Illegal turns, such as not obeying no-turn signs, restricted left […]

  • Tickets are now available for the 2018 MK Home & Garden Tour as well as the Twilight Tour! MK Home & Garden Tour The longest running and one of the largest in the state, the MK Home & Garden Tour features a wide variety of homes available in our historic neighborhood. From modern condominiums and […]

  • The Indianapolis Garden Club will host its 23rd Annual Garden Walk on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – rain or shine! Featuring five spectacular gardens on the North/Northwest side of Indianapolis, artists will be painting plein air at each garden! Tickets are $35.00 per person for the Garden Walk, $60.00 […]

  • The MLK Center is raising money for their Tarkington Teen Work Crew program and needs our help! This program started last year with an initial grant from the City of Indianapolis and was very successful in its inaugural year. However, as the Center looks to transform this into a long-term program, they are looking for more […]

  • The College Avenue Public Library has free, public programming for kids, families and adults. Check out the various available programs below and be sure to call and register when necessary. College Avenue Public Library: 4180 N. College Avenue | 317-275-4320 Preschool Storytime May 1, 15, 22 & 29 | 10:30 AM Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 and an […]

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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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