House Tour of Homes Fundraiser
Irvingtons' Benton House
Tour of Homes is a main fundraising activity for the House.
Proceeds from past tours have helped to provide a new permanent
sign in the front yard, a new slate roof, gutters and downspouts,
fifty new folding chairs, a much needed trim and removal of
dead trees on the grounds and foundation repairs.
~DYNAMIC IRVINGTON CELEBRATES
40 YEARS OF HOME TOURS ~
The Irvington Benton House Tour of Homes on Sunday, September
15, 2013, will showcase the history, charm, and architecture
of Irvington neighborhoods while bringing inspiration, education,
and home improvement ideas to the Indianapolis area. Celebrate
40 years of outstanding home tours by touring an array of
stunning historic homes in vibrant Irvington. Guests can enjoy
viewing the properties of homeowners who truly fuel the Irvington
neighborhoods. Many of the homeowners not only live in Irvington,
but, invest further in the development of the 143 year old
The Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation and Benton House
Association are happy to announce that the home tour will
feature some of the finest homes and properties in Irvington.
Featured is a beautiful ranch with a three room conversion
into a dream kitchen. Recent bathroom renovations, and a finished
basement, which spans the entire first floor layout, will
be on view. Also enjoy the movie theater, billiards room,
and many other surprises in this over 3,000 square feet home.
Showcased in the Irvington Terrace area is a charming tudor
with unique architecture, original details, and beautiful
front and back gardens. Also on view will be a chic bungalow
where budget and hip design style play a central role in creating
an inspired home. Tour a home on the prestigious, tree lined
lover’s lane. After entering “Audubon Hall”
from the enormous front porch, enjoy the large music room,
hand painted murals, stained glass, and other elegant features
you will only find in this stunning home. On Pleasant Run
Parkway, tucked away behind the trees is an enchanting Irvington
jewel you will not want to miss. From the homeowner’s
parlor room, visitors can experience a view of the west, east,
south and north simultaneously. Be one of the first to tour
the highly anticipated, newly constructed Irvington Lofts.
Other homes and buildings will be available for viewing. Also
tour the historic Bona Thompson Center and Benton House.
As a thank you for 40 years of successful home tours, we have
packed the 2013 tour with additional bonus spots throughout
Irvington including a tour/hog roast celebration at the Downey
Avenue Christian Church. During the home tour be sure to pick
up your complimentary cupcake and enjoy music and festivities
on the lawn of the Benton House. Also enjoy our unique displays
on the history of the last 40 years. Take a stroll down memory
lane as we present a celebration of the iconic Irvington Tour
The home tour is the largest fundraising event for the historic
Benton House, raising funds for the preservation of the 140
year old landmark. What started 40 years ago as a group of
eager neighbors opening their homes for neighbors to tour
and share ideas has now turned into the longest consecutively
ran home tour in the city of Indianapolis showcasing nearly
200 homes and landmarks.
We are very grateful
to the following sponsors. Please click on
the businesses below to go to their website.
1025 N. Arlington Ave.
Love Heating & Air
~ 4115 E. 10th
Avenue Christian Church ~ 111 S. Downey Ave.
Cafe ~ 5614 E. Washington
~ 5731 E. Washington
Flowers~ 5609 E. Washington
Eatery ~ 5648 E. Washington
Hart Bakery & Gifts
~ 7030 E. 10th
Sheep Gifts ~ 5626 E. Washington
~ 9 Johnson Ave.
Oakley - Hammond
Funeral Home ~ 5342 E. Washington
Pet Clinic ~ 6738 E. Washington
Road English Garden ~ 1105 N Post Road
The Weekly View
Ashley's Cakes and Photography ~ 317-319-5268
Molly Hadley, Realtor ~ F. C. Tucker
- Home Selection