Friday, June 18, 2010

True Grit...Scenes From Irish Hill

Both of these photos were taken at the corner of Davidson and Maryland in the Indianapolis neighborhood of Irish Hill. This area, for the most part, lies abandoned, with only the streets and building foundations remain. The Viaducts and underpasses of Irish Hill used to play a role as a makeshift homeless community until they were evicted earlier this year.



These photos contain fine detail and are best if viewed large...

2 comments:

AmericanDirt said...

These photos (and Part II) identify for me a neighborhood which I have often seen referenced but have never been able to find. Now it's clear why. Is there still at least a telltale home or two standing as a memory of the Irish Hill that once was?

mheidelberger said...

No residential structure are left; on the other side of I 65/70 (accessible via Bates) are some older industrial buildings, but that's just about it. This area is the closest thing to ruins that Indianapolis has in its possession...