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Irvington, Indiana is the largest historic district in Marion County, including roughly 1,600 individual land parcels on 555 acres. Named for 19th-century writer Washington Irving, the historic district is located five miles east of downtown on the western edge of Warren Township, inside the 465 loop. Originally chartered as a suburban township in 1870, Irvington was annexed by the City of Indianapolis in 1902.

Irvington was among the first planned suburbs of Indianapolis, and is important for its Victorian Romantic winding street pattern, the varied architectural styles and types, and its cultural and educational role in the city. In 1900, the Indianapolis & Greenfield Rapid Transit Company laid tracks down the center of Washington Street. Shortly thereafter, the Citizen's Street Railway ran its new electric trolley line from Irvington to downtown Indianapolis along what is now US Route 40.

Taking advantage of this new age of transportation, business owners quickly built commercial blocks on Washington Street. A new school, and other services from the city drew many new residents to the area. Homes began popping up everywhere.

Irvington quickly became a favorite haunt of the Midwest's best fine artists and writers. It was here that the famed "Irvington Group" of artists lived, met, and exhibited their art. The namesake group was led by noted artists William Forsyth, Dorothy Morlan, Clifton and Hilah Wheeler, and others. Pleasant Run Creek was a favorite subject of those landscape artists in the group.

Today, many of the artists' homes and studios remain standing. The Irvington Lodge, Bona Thompson Memorial Library, and Studio School & Gallery are public venues where arts are currently taught and displayed.

The area contains excellent examples of every major American architectural style including Italianate, French Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival. The Benton House is a charming example of the Second Empire style of architecture, and is remembered for its association with Silence Benton, president of Butler University during its early years. The Julian House was the home of George Washington Julian, famous abolitionist. Julian welcomed Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth to his Irvington home. His daughter, Grace Julian Clarke, a lifelong resident, was a statewide leader of the Indiana suffrage movement and the first female columnist for the Indianapolis Star.

Several popular events and festivals attract people to the neighborhood throughout the year. The Irvington Farmers Market is one of the most popular farmers markets in Indianapolis. There's the Annual Irvington Folk Festival, a week of performances, workshops, lecture and film offered free of charge. The Irvington Historical Society hosts an ice cream social featuring art, music, and of course, ice cream. The Irvington Garden Club sponsors annual annual events to show local gardens, homes, and art, and the Irvington Home Tour is now in its 42nd year.

The best-known Irvington event is the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, held each fall since 1947. The festival is the nation's oldest and largest Halloween festival. East Washington Street is closed through downtown to hold the street festival. Events of the week-long festival include a 5-mile run, pageant, live music, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, roller derby, a "haunted puppet show," and many other fun family events.

The Irving Theatre, built in 1913, was originally used for a nickelodeon, although it served many purposes throughout the decades until it closed in the mid-1990s. There, it sat unoccupied, until it was repoened in 2005. The theatre is a hub for live music, films, art, community, and private events. With a capacity of over 700 people, The Irving is one of the city's largest venues.

Irvington, today, has more linear blocks of brick streets than any neighborhood in the city, and its naturalistic plan is considered Indianapolis' largest and most developed example of Victorian Romantic landscape design. The 400-year-old "Kile Oak" tree on Beechwood Avenue, is thought to be the oldest Bur Oak in the country, and boasts a limb spread of 125 feet, and a trunk circumference of 16 feet.

Irvington, like much of Indiana, has a history of Temperance. In 1908, 70 of the state's 92 counties forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages within their borders. Marion County was not one of them, but not all residents were happy with that decision. In 1909 the women of Irvington rose up against a proposed German Beer Garden at Wonderland Amusement Park. Although the management was within its rights to sell beer, local beer distributors, fearing a public relations nightmare, refused to sell their products to the park. To this day, a local covenant banning alcohol sales in Irvington is still on the books (but who looks at the books? ;-).

The Irvington Development Organization (IDO), was founded in 2002 to ensure that revitalization efforts remained compatible with the historic character of the Irvington community, and to enhance the quality of life for Irvington and Indianapolis residents. The IDO has had many triumphs in recent years,including luring new businesses to the neighborhood, attracting private and public investments for redevlopment of historic buildings, and awarding grants to local businesses and property owners to improve their buildings' appearances. Today, they continue to spearhead such popular community initiatives like the Irvington Streetscape Project, Irvington Green Initiative, and Irvington Neighborhood Plan.

While the community of Irvington is known for its wealth of historic homes with price ranges to fit any budget, with so many value-enhancing inititives planned for the future, Irvington may not stay affordable for long! To secure your place in Historic Irvington, Indiana, call msWoods now.

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Latest Irvington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

245~2D247 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 245~2D247 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO OPPORTUNITY!! This property is part of 16 income producing doors. Specifically, this property is a LARGE duplex with 3 good sized bedrooms on each side and 1.5 bathrooms. Located in historic Irvington on the beautiful Irvington Circle...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$850,000
Wilmoth Group
28 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 28 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO OPPORTUNITY!! This property is part of 16 income producing doors. Specifically, this property is a duplex that has 1 bed / 1 bath on each side. Currently 50% occupied with another tenant moving in shortly. Updated nicely and very clos...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$850,000
Wilmoth Group
5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Spectacular Charming 2-Story, 3 bdrm, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3 car garage, completely remodeled home in the heart of Irvington, walking distance to The Mug, Jockamo's Pizza, Starbucks, Black Acre Brewing Co, and many more shops & restuarants. Strong up and comin...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2334 SqFt
$324,500
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
404 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 404 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Scotts Irvington  
Fabulous Craftsman brick bungalow with so much living space, you have to see it to believe it! Arched doorways, gorgeous wood floors, original natural woodwork, extra deep crown molding, gracious living room with fireplace, sunroom, formal dining, state...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3112 SqFt
$315,000
J. Gregory Stroude
6033 Saint Joseph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6033 Saint Joseph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Shearers Pleasant Run Plaza  
What potential there is in this Irvington Charmer! All the character that makes a house a HOME. Lots of hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace in the LR, 3rd bedroom that could be a office, den etc. Very desirable Sun Room for just relaxing on those laz...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2808 SqFt
$229,900
JBG, Inc.
905 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 905 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2 BR HOME IN HEART OF IRVINGTON!! Charming post-war/mid century home with full basement, 1 car detached garage, covered front porch and fenced back yard. Modern conveniences include open kitchen with some stainless steel appliances...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2268 SqFt
$209,900
PARC REALTY GROUP, LLC
360 South Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 360 South Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
In the heart of Irvington. Check out this beautiful 4 bedroom home w/ 3,584 s/f. Original hardwood floors throughout most of the home. Main level features fireplace w/ built in shelving, gas log fireplace, dining room w/ built in seating & kitchen w/ cent...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3684 SqFt
$199,900
Roger Webb Real Estate, Inc
128 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 128 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Clarks Sub Of Blankenship  
Historical renovation in highly desirable Irvington! Move-in-ready! Walking distance to all that Irvington has to offer! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a basement makes this home by far the best value in the area! New roof, high efficiency gas furnace, wat...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2418 SqFt
$199,500
Highgarden Real Estate
808 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 808 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ellenberger Plaza  
In the desirable part of PAR-10 in Irvington. This beautiful home is full of charm and is situated across from Ellenberger Park. Recent updates to the home. Roof, new vinyl windows, siding and gutters (2014). Newly refinished hardwood floors (2015). Enter...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2240 SqFt
$195,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5958 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5958 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
*Family room and dining room furnitre are flipped in the pictures* areWow! Completely updated 3bd 2ba with open floor plan in Irvington! Nice master suite with double sinks and walk in closet. oversized 2 car garage. new or newer kitchen, baths, paint, fl...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1872 SqFt
$185,000
United Real Estate Indpls
29 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 29 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: O L & S K Nobles  
Really cute Irvington 3BR 1.5BA home 1.5 blocks from Pleasant Run golf course, and 2.5 blocks to Pennsy Trail! Great walkable neighborhood. Fenced-in backyard. Large newer windows for lots of light. Nice floor plan. Hardwood floors, pillars, fireplace = l...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2268 SqFt
$174,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagners  
GREAT IRVINGTON PROPERTY TWO STORY BRICK AND STUCCO CHARMER. TWO CAR GARAGE, NEW FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONING BASEMENT, GREAT LOCATION!!!! New Granite counter tops, Fresh paint, new watering stress resistant flooring, and remodeled bathrooms
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1860 SqFt
$165,000
Mad Chase Real Estate
6236 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6236 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Come check out this previously commercially zoned property with great exposure right off Washington Street, steps from downtown Irvington. This charming bungalow features an attached garage with extra parking in the rear. Between the garage and the baseme...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2132 SqFt
$159,900
Hoosier, REALTORS®
849 North Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 849 North Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: H E Martins Sub Irv  
PRICED TO SELL AND READY FOR YOUR UPDATES AND PAINT! Great 4 bedroom/3bath home on quite cul-de-sac! So much potential here; full basement with fireplace and full bath; full fenced back yard; new deck with screened porch area; 2 bedrooms down and 2 up; la...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3696 SqFt
$155,000
ABBA and Associates Realty & A
831~2D833 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 831~2D833 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Handleys Sub  
NO SHOWINGS DUE TO THE RECOMMENDATION OF SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THIS PROPERTY WILL NOT BE SHOWN PER THE SELLER'S REQUEST. Nice Irvington Duplex near Ellenberger Park.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$150,000
Harry R. McLaughlin, Jr
134 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 134 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
COMPLETELY REHABBED IRVINGTON PROPERTY!! Located just off of The PENNSY TRAIL, this recently renovated home boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Open floor plan with nine foot ceilings throughout the home, all new flooring including engineered hardwood, vi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1128 SqFt
$129,900
HIVE Realty Group
143 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 143 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Charming Irvington home providing tons of privacy on large corner lot and fenced in yard leading to detached garage! Large master suite on upper level with enormous walk-in closet. 2 Additional large bedrooms and dining area on the main level. Full fro...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$129,900
F.C. Tucker Company

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