Excerpts from indianapolisrecorder.com | Article by Keshia Mcentire |

Ninety years after the Concord was built, community leaders at Midtown Indianapolis Inc. are working to put new life into this part of Indianapolis history.

Ninety years after the Concord was built, Midtown Indy is working to put new life into this part of Indianapolis history.

In an interview with The Indianapolis Recorder, Midtown Indy discussed the plans, hopes and expectations for the organizations purchase of the Concord Building, located at the corner of 38th and Illinois streets in Maple Crossing.

In the late 1920s, the article states, what is now 38th Street was a bustling drive surrounded by beautiful maple trees known as Maple Road. During that time, the Concord, a building that sat at the northwest corner of 38th and Illinois, was one of the highlights of the community because of its retail space, food options and welcoming environment. In addition, the second floor of the Concord was sought-after real estate, because it offered apartment owners a view of downtown.

“The Concord remains as a beautiful historic building … and serves as an entrance into one of Indy’s most important districts. It is the center of five vibrant neighborhoods — Crown Hill, Butler Tarkington, Mapleton Fall Creek, Historic Meridian Park and Meridian Kessler,” said Malina Simone Jeffers, director of engagement and operations at Midtown Indy.

Jeffers said the Concord’s location makes it the perfect place to unite the surrounding communities.

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