This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
Find informative stats, trends and insider tips on your state, county, city or neighborhood of choice. The insightful experts of ActiveRain share with you in a way only a local resident can.
Ransom Place's boundaries are
nestled at the the edge of the IUPUI campus,
W. 10th Street on the north, West St. Clair Street on the
south, Camp Street on the west, and North West Street on the
east. In 1992, Ransom Place was added to the U.S.
National Register of Historic Places.
This area did not officially receive it's name until 1991 and
was named after Freeman Briley Ransom, an outstanding
African-American attorney and businessman who made his Indianapolis
home in the neighborhood at 828 North California Street.
(This home still stands to this day and is pictured below.)
The first lots of this area were platted in 1865 by two
printers named, Charles P. and J.M. Meikel. In 1871, a real
estate broker named William Y. Wiley became part of the mix.
(In fact "Wiley" is part of the legal description in many of the
properties.) Settlement was a trick at the time due to the
floodplain of the White River. Much of the land was marshy in
First settled by working-class Irish and German immigrants,
Ransom Place boasts a mix of wood-frame, gabled Queen Anne- and
shotgun-style cottages built in the late 1800s. The area's
demographics shifted dramatically from an 86 percent white majority
to a 96 percent black majority from 1900 to 1920. Some of the
names of the residents of this area were:
Freeman Ransom (828 California Street) Attorney, General Manager
for Madam C.J. Walker Company (see above)
John Puryear (854 Camp Street) City
Henry Richardson (941 Camp Street) Attorney, Democratic
candidate for 1932 State Representative
Rev. William D. Speight (835 California Street)
Minister, AME Zion Church
Oscar W. Langston (835 California Street)
Dr. J. Ward (941 California Street) Physician
Another interesting part of this neighborhood is the "Museum Without Walls."
This is done with about 40 signs placed in front of residences
within this neighborhood giving the name and occupations of the
earliest known residents.
The neighborhood fell on hard times during the Depression, when
many family homes were replaced by renters who failed to keep up
the properties. The decline continued into the '60s and '70s, when
highway construction, university expansions and urban ills took
their toll on the neighborhood. This historic district once known
for its pristine homes and tree-lined streets became an isolated
pocket of vacant, weed-filled lots and run-down, abandoned
homes. Fortunately, a well-known activist named Jean Spears
started reclaiming this area by purchasing a Queen Anne on Camp
street. Spears is the historian and program director for the
Heritage Learning Center Museum. For a very detailed PDF File
about the people and businesses of this area, visit this link
The Walker Theatre
is a well-known building located in this Historic District.
Opened in 1927, it was part of Madam Walker's College of Hair
Culture and Walker Manufacturing Co. To read more about this
remarkable woman visit Madam C.J.
If you are looking for a Historic Home located on the
North-west side of downtown Indianapolis considering Ransom
Place. Currently, there's six properties listed for sale in
the MLS. Prices range from $135,000 to $215,000.
There's even a large church with extra lot a waiting for someone to
revitalize it into a residential single or multi-family home. For
more ideas and information about the Greater Indianapolis Area,
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the
real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site
. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors
to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for
the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.