Academy

History and Renovation

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis purchased The Academy, formerly the St. Mary’s Girls Academy, at 429 E. Vermont Street, in 2005. Originally built in 1922 in historic Lockerbie Square, the building housed a girls’ school operated by the Catholic Archdiocese until 1976.

In addition to locating its own offices in the building, the board of The Health Foundation invested more than $3 million to renovate this historic gem while maintaining the building’s original beauty and historic significance.

While evidence of the former girls’ school abounds, several areas of the building particularly retain their old school charm, including:
• The original Gymnasium’s hardwood floors, raised theatre stage and high ceilings
• One-of-a-kind stained glass windows remain in the former Chapel on the first floor
• Exposed brick and arched ceilings in the Attic are enhanced with skylights and keyed elevator access

If you are interested in leasing space at The Academy or for a tour, contact Michael Patterson at Patterson Realty, LLC at (317) 764-6828 or mpatterson@thfgi.org.


Tenant Amenities

The Academy is located at Vermont and East streets, in historic Lockerbie Square, once home to famed Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, boutiques and bistros of Mass Ave Cultural District. The building is one block off the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

The Academy has an old school charm, with turn-of-the-century light fixtures, arched doorways, carved wood and limestone, and a mosaic tiled first floor. However, the building is thoroughly modernized with improvements that include updated mechanical systems, handicap accessible entrances and restrooms, added kitchenettes, and Wi-Fi access.

The building, which is managed by Patterson Realty, LLC, is secured after regular work hours. All tenants receive key fobs that allow 24/7 access.

If you are interested in leasing space at The Academy or for a tour, contact Michael Patterson at Patterson Realty, LLC at (317) 764-6828 or mpatterson@thfgi.org.