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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

6201 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6201 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
This corner lot offers amazing visibility and nearly 30,000 cars per day passing by. This could be a great spot for a gas station (fiberglass tanks are already in the ground) and a 2,800 square foot building has been designed for the site, car lot, or oth...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$399,900
RE/MAX Results
5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Nearly 2300 square feet of fully renovated living space, this gorgeous 1885 Irvington classic is ready for new owners. Hard to find four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on a corner lot in the very heart of Indy's hottest historic neighborhood. Spacious, sprawling...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3448 SqFt
$325,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
5810 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5810 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Great opportunity in Historic Irvington to own one of the largest lots and a completely refurbished 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with a brand new 2 car garage. What more could you need? New concrete front walk, front porch, and driveway. Restored and r...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2735 SqFt
$299,900
F.C. Tucker Company
36 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 36 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mcleod Graham & Bitlers Sub  
Beautifully renovated in Historic Irvington! This tastefully updated home boasts over 2300 sqft, high ceilings, beautiful woodwork throughout, a private master suite, plus 2 very large bedrooms and 2 more full bathrooms! Hardwood flooring welcomes you in ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2533 SqFt
$234,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
227 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 227 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Stunning historic home in the heart of Irvington. Walk into this beautifully maintained home that boasts a blend of modern updates with historic charm. A large kitchen with tons of cabinet space, optional main floor master, and bright converted sun room ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3205 SqFt
$225,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rodney Heirs Add  
In the heart of Historic Irvington! With 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a backyard that goes on forever, lovingly restored to her original elegance —carefully, respectfully, beautifully. All wood floors have been refinished and wow, are they GORGEOUS!! Al...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2763 SqFt
$220,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Beautiful Historic Irvington area, Full brick English Tudor with covered front porch. Home full of old charm character as soon as you enter the home. Original hardwood floors, trim, doors, and so much more. You will love the full finish basement with new ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2512 SqFt
$210,000
Dena's Place Real Estate Servi
326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: John W Chambers  
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in popular Irvington neighborhood. New roof, new paint, new flooring, new kitchen and baths, full basement. Close to golf course, bus line, schools, shopping. bright with a lot of windows, nice floor plan, MBR upstairs with walk in ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2878 SqFt
$191,300
Sullivan Realty Group, LLC
30 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 30 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
HERE'S THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! - AMAZING 2 STORY FEATURES ORIGINAL DETAILS, & WRAP AROUND PORCH IN THE IRVINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT. EASY WALK TO RESTAURANTS, COFFEE HOUSES, SHOPS, BREWPUB AND LIBRARY. MAIN FLOOR FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS, LOVELY...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1850 SqFt
$169,900
Artisan, REALTORS®
959 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 959 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Burgess  
Charming Bungalow in the Irvington area! This two bedroom, one bath has newly refinished hardwood floors. New plumbing throughout the home! Enjoy your days in the beautiful great room with the wood burning fireplace! All kitchen appliances stay! Breakfast...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1924 SqFt
$169,900
F.C. Tucker Company
39 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 39 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: F E Barbers Sub  
Spunky 1940s Irvington brick bungalow on a great street, truly walkable to all things Irv. The vintage details we adore in vintage homes, from the classic arches to the hardwood floors to the adorable breakfast nook. You'll love the huge picture window in...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2184 SqFt
$155,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
6052 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6052 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Creighton & Goodwins  
What a fantastic investor opportunity! This 4 plex already has 3 units occupied for $475/month. Located near Irvington on Arlington and Washington streets. Tenant parking on back side. Tenants pay all utilities.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$147,000
Triple E Realty, LLC
5145 East Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5145 East Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave Add  
Affordable lovely bungalow, a 5 minute walk to Ellenberger Park. Two Full Baths, Spacious nook open to three season room. Wood floors, some newly refinished. Freshly painted throughout, 2 full baths, 2 car garage. Clean and well kept. Great space! Come an...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1616 SqFt
$142,000
F.C. Tucker Company
6220 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6220 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Come see this jewel of Warren Township, it's a fabulous brick, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, home with a relaxing covered porch. This home was built in the 1920s and still has all the Charm and Character of that era, boasting a large living room with a wood burning ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1991 SqFt
$119,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
259 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 259 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Campus Terrace  
This property is ready for investors to make income immediately. One side is occupied with great tenants. Owner is staying in un rented space until sale is completed. All new plumbing just installed both side are in very good condition, with separate dry ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$110,000
My Agent
30 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 30 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Original Irvington  
Charming Craftsman-style home in the Historic District of Irvington! Nice sized rooms, plenty of room to roam! 3 bedrooms-2 with walk-in-closets! 3 Large Family/Living Rooms on the main floor. 3 Bedrooms and Bathroom located upstairs and an unfinished bas...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2128 SqFt
$94,900
Equity Management Services, LL
401 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 401 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holloway & Jenisons  
Come see this CHARMING 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bathroom with a LARGE BASEMENT in Warren Township! Hardwood flooring, cute kitchen built-ins, and so much more. Basement includes a fireplace and stereo/speaker built-ins, plus plenty of storage space! OVERSIZED 2 c...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1700 SqFt
$90,000
Weichert, REALTORS - Success!
329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Campus Terrace  
Updated Kitchen w/New Counter tops, new sink, new faucet, new cabinets, Ceramic tile. Home is freshly painted inside and outside, New Water Heater, Newer Furnace, Updated Electrical Panel, Newer Carpet, good usable space in the basement, updated bathroom,...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1460 SqFt
$84,699
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
38 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 38 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Large Irvington home on a double corner lot! 4 bedrooms and 1 full bath, on over 1/4 acre, plus 2 car garage and mini-barn extension. Price to sell for repairs and upgrades needed. This property is a must-see!
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$84,000
JRB Management Group Inc
8600 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 8600 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Baird Estates  
Vacant Lot in Baird Estates Survey on file showing .794 Acres Even though address is an even number it is on the SOUTH side of the road. Build your Dream Home here!
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$12,000
CENTURY 21 Wilson & Associates

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