In this Limestone Post series, local videographer Trent Deckard, whose YouTube channel Interesting Ted has received 300K views, takes us on 3-minute tours of neighborhoods in Bloomington and surrounding communities.
Deckard’s first visit is to Maple Heights, a discrete north-side neighborhood tucked between North College and North Maple streets, from West 11th to West 17th streets. It has a rich, working-class history but began as a farm for a Covenanter family called the Blairs. (Click here to read more about the Blair family and the history of this area of Bloomington.) The original 19th-century house still stands, as seen in the video, but the farmland has long since been developed, mainly with smart bungalows and cottages — making for a quintessential Bloomington neighborhood.
Some residents are reluctant to talk about this little gem because they don’t want it spoiled. It’s easy to see why. After his brief tour and talking to some of the “genuinely sweet people who live there,” Deckard says he’d like to live there, too. “No — seriously,” he says, “I want to live there.”