This area is where immigrants built their homes and is the oldest residential neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. The district includes fine examples of vernacular cottages as well as high-style brick residences from the mid to late-19th century. Typical of Indianapolis of this period, skilled workers lived side by side with wealthier families. Visitors will enjoy the quiet enclave depicting early life in Indianapolis. The Mile Square is the oldest portion of the original district dating from 1821, when the city was platted with an area of one mile square. Lockerbie Square was among the earliest “suburban” developments that yet make for strolling in the heart of the city. The name of the district comes from Lockerbie Street, named after the Lockerbie family, who platted out portions of the district.