Penn Arts Building - 111 East 16th Street

Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood

Penn Arts Building - 111 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1922

Architecture Style: Colonial Revival

Key Features:

  • Full Decorative Entablature
  • Bay Windows
  • Pilasters on Lower Level

The apartments were built in 1922. By 1923, 68 of the 80 apartments had been rented.

Herron-Morton Place had a lot of apartment buildings built in the early 1900s, and at that time these were still considered very affluent addresses. What is now the Thirsty Scholar was, for most of its history, a pharmacy. One of the earliest building tenants was a florist; it has also housed a laundry. McHenry’s Model School, a tool shop, an engineering company, and overflow space for Herron Art School students.

To learn more about the tenants of this building, check out this article:

This point of interest is part of the tour: Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood


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