Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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Indy Folk Fest 2018
The 8th Annual Indy Folk Fest will be held...
Red Line: Construction Update
In anticipation of Red Line Construction, IndyGo is providing...
38th & Meridian Farmers Market Opens June 7th!
The 38th and Meridian St Farmers Market will be opening...
2018 Home & Twilight Tour Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets are now available for the 2018 MK Home...
College Avenue Public Library: May Schedule
The College Avenue Public Library has free, public programming...
IPS Forum Postponed
On Monday, March 5, the Indianapolis Public School Board...
Longtime Heritage Place Executive Director to Retire
For more than 35 years, Ruth Ann Hankins has...
  • Indy Folk Fest 2018

    July 5th, 2018
    Indy Folk Fest 2018

    The 8th Annual Indy Folk Fest will be held on Saturday, August 18th at Indy Hostel located at 4903 Winthrop Avenue in Meridian-Kessler. This is a family-friend festival is free for children under eight years of age and will feature international, regional and local acts from 11:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds from this year’s […]

  • In anticipation of Red Line Construction, IndyGo is providing a “3-Week Look Ahead” for businesses and residents. That being said, MKNA will continue to provide updates as we receive them. Current updates can be found below: Central Avenue Repaving: Central Avenue is experiencing a complete resurfacing. Resurfacing is nearing completion from 38th Street all the […]

  • Join Coburn Place Safe Haven for their annual Lemonade Stand to support the kiddos that call Coburn Place home as they raise funds for back-to-school uniforms and supplies on July 20th! This year, there will be three convenient locations including a virtual Lemonade Stand where you can donate now! To learn more about Meridian-Kessler neighbor Coburn […]

  • 4511 Broadway Street The home of Kelli & Charles Kunkel was a tour favorite as the home was on the 2017 Home & Garden Tour! When the Kunkel’s returned to Indianapolis from San Diego, they enlisted the talented Jenni Egger Designs to revision this lovely 1922 French Colonial. A number of renovations including a full […]

  • The 38th and Meridian St Farmers Market will be opening this Thursday, June 7 from 4:00-6:30pm.  The market will be held on 39th St between Illinois St and Meridian St, along the southern edge of Tarkington Park.  We will be hosting a tomato and pepper plant giveaway (while supplies last).  You can expect to find the following vendors and community partners […]

  • Nancy’s Ride

    June 4th, 2018
    Nancy’s Ride

    In the spirit of our founder, Nancy’s Ride is a welcoming, inclusive ride for cyclists of all kinds. Much like Nancy’s smile, we believe that the joy of biking is contagious. With the choice of a casual destination ride or one of three longer rides, Nancy’s Ride has a bit of something for everyone. Nancy’s Ride […]

  • 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 […]

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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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