Date(s) - 09/17/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Benton House
The Benton House Association presents its annual Benton House Tour of Homes on Sunday, September 17th from 12 pm to 5pm. Celebrating its 44th year this year’s tour features many historical homes and landmarks, showcasing the rich history and architectural diversity of the Irvington community.
The theme of the tour this year is “Exploring a century in Irvington” and will feature a variety of local residences and buildings, many of which are at or have already celebrated their centennial. We are proud to showcase spaces that have stood the test of time; we fully expect all of this year’s tour stops to be around for at least another 100 years!
The 2017 tour stops are as follows:
The Historic Benton House, 312 South Downey Avenue
Built in 1873, the Benton House was once home of Butler University president Dr. Allen R. Benton. Be sure to stop by the Benton House to take a tour of this magnificent piece of Indianapolis history. We will also be hosting a classic car show on the Benton House grounds as well as featuring live music by several area bands. You can also enjoy a complimentary cupcake courtesy of Simply Divine Cupcakes; if you haven’t tried them yet you won’t want to miss out!
Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Avenue
The former library of the Butler University campus during its time in Irvington; now home to the Irvington Historical Society. Stop by and check out the wonderful museum space and exhibits.
51 South Ritter Avenue
Home of Susan and Dave Garriott
303 North Irvington Avenue
Home of Molly and Chris Wilson
329 North Ritter Avenue
Home of Luke and Emily Taylor
477 North Audubon Road
Home of Carolyn and Donn Richardson
5882 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive
Home of Cathy Buyarski and Howard Trivers
55 North Sheridan Avenue
Home of Molly Weiler
37 South Johnson Avenue
Maplewood Court Cooperative
The Maplewood Court Cooperative is celebrating their 100th anniversary!
Unit 1 (First floor only)
Home of Gloria May
Home of Ken Roney
Home of Vicki Reed
Unit 15 (First floor only)
Home of Kathleeen and Rosa Angelone
5703 East Washington Street, Apartment #24
Home of Warren Beal, Caleb Medrano
We also want to remind everyone to stop by and visit the other sites under the care of Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation:
Kile Oak, 5939 East Beechwood Avenue
Enjoy this magnificent work of nature; it is one of the oldest Burr Oak trees in the State of Indiana.
Wilson Parker Pioneer Cemetery, 5120 Julian Avenue
Stop by and visit the burial sites of some of Irvington’s earliest residents.
Join us for the 44th Benton House Tour of Home – the longest consecutively running home tour in the city of Indianapolis!
Visit http://thebentonhouse.org/home-tour/ for more information and to buy tickets!iCal