The Herron-Morton Place Historic Park is an evocative tribute to the neighborhood’s history and spirit. Once inside, visitors first view a large granite boulder which was a gift by School 45 in 1916 to commemorate Camp Morton, a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.

There is a large open-air pavilion at the rear of the property for group gatherings. As the walkway continues past the pavilion, a raised planter represents the presence of the esplanades that lined Delaware, Alabama and New Jersey Streets between 19th and 22nd streets in the area’s early days. The only original esplanades remaining today are located on New Jersey Street.

Other features of the park include a play area for children complete with swings, springy horses, slides, a climbing rock, and many other great playscape features. Blue and gray park benches and tables are in place and landscaping has begun in earnest. Engraved memorial bricks are available for purchase. The park was completed in late 2003.

Your contribution will help us achieve this goal and help preserve the history of a unique Indiana neighborhood. Click here to order a memorial brick, or for more information about how you can help, please use the contact:

Herron-Morton Place Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 441722
Indianapolis, IN 46244


For general questions, comments, or concerns about the park, please email