Schumacher Place

Shumacher place is a neighborhood part of the Southside bordered by East Livingston Avenue to the north, Parsons Avenue to the east, East Whittier Street to the south, and South Grant Avenue to the west.

Today, Schumacher Place is an urban neighborhood which thrives on being a united community of neighbors. Many small businesses add life to this neighborhood from a fitness center to several restaurants. The neighborhood has reinvented itself plenty; the site of barns and butcheries are now condos. Due in part to its proximity to German Village, visitors and residents find Schumacher Place to have a familiar charm, due to its brick roads and buildings. Automobile collectors Steve Wagner and Mark Hagans own and operate the Wagner Hagans Automobile Museum in the area which attracts many people—The streets of this pocket neighborhood are walkable, and offer a lot to those who wish to explore this charming neighborhood.

With historic brick homes, condo developments, and more, there are several uniquely styled residential options in Shumacher Place. Visit  Metro-Rentals to explore.

We know about Shumacher Place today; now let’s learn about its history. Named after the prominent Shumacher family who owned a dairy business in the area during the 1800’s, the area was host to a large farming industry and industrial business as well. Also built on the thriving business of feeding the German immigrants, Shumacher Place was home to several slaughter houses—some also owned by the Shumacher family. The “Recy,” was a part of the neighborhoods history, as the first professional baseball team in the area, the Generals, played there—the story goes that they would often have to hold plays due to cattle crossing the fields during cattle drives.

The effects of depression drove people out of the area, and homes that were once considered prominent real estate began deteriorating. Prohibition destroyed the thriving beer business in the area at the time, which caused the decline to affect its surrounding neighbor, Shumacher Place. Though the city wanted to demolish the area and build factories, Frank Fetch, an urban pioneer fought to preserve Shumacher Place and specifically the homes that defined the style of the once thriving Shumacher Place.

The efforts of Frank Fetch are carried on by the residents of Shumacher Place today—follow the following link to stay informed about the future of the neighborhood.

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