TuesdaY, October 5, 2021
Guided tours begin at the Plaza of the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial, 748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis
Please note this event is sold out. Join the waitlist by calling 317-639-4534.
As Indianapolis grew beyond its original Mile Square in the mid-nineteenth century, the area northeast of downtown now known as Chatham Arch developed into a thriving neighborhood of modest cottages, grander homes, apartments, duplexes, churches, and commercial buildings. Today, it remains a walkable, vibrant place to live and work, its collection of historic residential and commercial architecture a major selling point.
Hear the story of the historic district’s evolution and how it survived a close call with annihilation on Indiana Landmarks’ neighborhood walking tour on October 5, presented in partnership with the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association and Foundation and Hendricks Commercial Properties. The event offers a look inside two private residences, including an artfully enlarged c.1864 house on St. Clair Street and a church on Park Avenue recently repurposed as condos.
The tour concludes with a look at one of the area’s most recent preservation triumphs: the Bottleworks District at the repurposed Art Deco-style Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. Tourgoers will see public spaces inside Bottleworks Hotel before wrapping up at The Garage Food Hall in the bottling plant’s former garages, the perfect place to grab a bite after the tour.
Tours last approximately 2 hours and run every 15 minutes starting at 4 p.m. with the final tour concluding at 8 p.m.
Face coverings over the mouth and nose are required for tourgoers while in the private residences and are recommended in other tour locations. Directives are subject to change in accordance with local and national health guidelines and will be communicated with attendees before the event.
While the neighborhood guided tour is accessible to all, touring the interior of the historic homes requires walking and climbing stairs. If you require accommodation, please call Indiana Landmarks, 317-822-7950.
Tickets cost $20/adult (ages 12 & up), $15/member of Indiana Landmarks, $10/child (ages 6-11), and are free to children age 5 and under.