In late 2012, Indianapolis-based real estate company JHL Properties acquired the historic building at 42 E. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis. With cooperation and guidance from the Indianapolis Historical Preservation Commission, JHL spent nearly two years restoring and revitalizing the once-fledgling pre-Civil War structure.
Certain 19th century features, such as exterior brick from the façade and previously covered window architecture, were restored and preserved to maintain the building’s historical significance. Interior gems were also retained, included areas of century-old terrazzo flooring and original exposed brick. The building is now the home of two retail art galleries – Gallery Forty-Two and SECOND FLOOR at Gallery Forty-Two.
About Gallery Forty-Two
Past and present meet to create an immersive and captivating experience in this stunning art gallery. Offering more than three thousand square-feet of event space, our new renovation honors both the legacy of historical architecture and the fine art traditions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Gallery Forty-Two is committed to providing the discerning art collector an excellent source of artworks that combine the brilliance of inspiration with the spirit of antiquity.
About SECOND FLOOR
SECOND FLOOR at Gallery Forty-Two is a niche gallery offering collectors vibrant artworks that celebrate athletics and entertainment. Our contemporary collection includes original works on paper, paintings, limited edition giclées and sculptures, with approaches ranging from photo-realistic to abstract. SECOND FLOOR is committed to cultivating the intersection of sports, film, music, pop-culture and fine art.