Mid-Century Modern Home Tour in Columbus

Indiana Modern stages annual tour of five private residences showcasing ’50s and ’60s design.

Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, sponsors the twelfth annual Back to The Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, Saturday, May 18 in Columbus.

The tour will take visitors inside five private residences dating from 1958 to 1963, including three houses by local builder Talivaldis “Ted” Meijers (1926-2012), who shaped much of Columbus’s residential landscape during the mid-twentieth century. In addition to the five houses, this year’s tour includes exclusive access to the private Hamilton Garden – a distinctive Modernist residential landscape created by Dan Kiley in 1962 for Clarence and Muriel Hamilton.

Kiley also designed the bold landscape for this year’s tour headquarters, North Christian Church. The National Historic Landmark was Eero Saarinen’s last Modernist masterpiece, completed posthumously in 1964.

Properties on the tour include:

4224 N. Riverside Drive (1962) – Home of John Pugh

316 Flatrock Drive (1963) – Property of Hutch and Kevina Schumaker & Nan Russell

308 Sunset Drive (1959) – Home of Julie Aton

310 Sunset Drive (1958) – Home of Larry and Shirley Duncan

2945 Washington Street (1962) – Home of Tim and Anna Denoyer

322 Tipton Lane (1962) – Hamilton House Garden, property of Enkei America, Inc.

The Back to the Future tour runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Free shuttle service begins at North Christian Church and will take guests to all stops on the tour. Parking will also be available at North Christian.

Tickets are $20 in advance, available now online at, or at the following locations: Indiana Landmarks Center, Form+Function in Indianapolis, and the Columbus Area Visitors Center. Day of tour, tickets will be $25, available only at North Christian Church.

Indiana Modern uses Back to the Future tour proceeds to encourage preservation of mid-twentieth century structures through nominations to National Register of Historic Places, restoration feasibility studies, and educational programs. For more information, call Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or visit

WHAT:         Back to The Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

WHEN:         May 18, 2019, 1- 6 p.m.

WHERE:        Five private homes in Columbus, IN

COST:           $20 per person in advance (discounts for members of Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Modern) available online at, or at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue; Form + Function at 1300 East 86th Street in Nora Plaza; Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 5th St, Columbus. On May 18, tickets are $25 per person, available only at tour headquarters — North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane.

WHO:            Both events are presented by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks. The tour is staged with support from Chilluffo Media, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, AXIS Architecture and Interiors, and Louis Joyner, AIA, Architect.

CONTACT:   317-639-4534 or visit


Media contacts:

Mindi Woolman, Director of Marketing & Communications, 317-639-4534,

Mark Dollase, Vice President for Preservation Services, 371-639-4534, cell 317-650-1650,

Jen Thomas,, 317-441-2487


Indiana Landmarks, a private nonprofit organization, has worked for half a century saving historic places and using preservation as a catalyst to revitalize communities. What started as a small, all-volunteer group has grown to the largest statewide preservation group in the U.S., with 6,200 members and a staff of 40 in nine offices around Indiana. For more information on Indiana Landmarks, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit


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