Monday, April 26, 2010

Around iNDY: Woodruff Place Flea Market


Troy and I went to the Annual Woodruff Place Flea Market today.  Haven’t been to Woodruff Place in almost 25 years.  Not since I was the Community Center Director there. 

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The Flea Market was interesting and things looked a little better than in ‘84’.  It had been on the downswing then as much of the houses had gone from owner-occupant to landlord-occupant.  Don’t know what the situation is now but many of the historic, and large, homes are still there.  The fountains are too even though they seem to have suffered a little neglect since ‘84’.  A shame because that was a strong neighborhood feature back then.

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Today, Woodruff Place attracts a wide variety of people who seek a quiet residential area minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The Woodruff Place Civic League has a large membership that organizes annual fund-raising events like the Flea Market, Victorian Home Tour, White Trash Tour, 4th of July Parade and other social engagements such as the Senior Tea and the Children's Halloween Party. And hats off to the legendary W.P. Lawn Chair Brigade, favorites at any local parade.    [from the Woodruff Place web site]

Woodruff Community Center 79-80

06-07-2009 10;07;41PM

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Their having a home tour [annually, the last weekend of June] but not likely we will make it.

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