OCtober 14, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
East Wabash Historic District
“Be part of the change you want to see,” is a motto Indiana Landmarks has taken to heart in Wabash, where we’ve partnered with city leaders and private owners to champion rehabilitation of multiple properties in the city’s East Wabash Historic District. On October 14, see the results on a self-guided tour of six homes dating from 1849 to 1972 that showcase the area’s diverse architecture, historic rehabilitations underway, and completed transformations.
Tourgoers will visit one of Wabash’s oldest homes, the 1849 Alber House, saved from demolition and artfully rehabbed by new owners as a comfortable residence. Three 19th-century houses purchased through Indiana Landmarks’ initiative to increase homeownership in the neighborhood will be tour stops as well, including one we’re partially renovating before offering for sale. The tour also includes a look at the formerly endangered 1880 Wabash Sheriff’s House and Jail being rehabbed as offices and apartments, and a 1972 California Contemporary home regaining its late mid-century appeal.
Tickets cost $15/general public; $12/Indiana Landmarks member. Day-of-tour tickets cost $20/person and are available only at tour headquarters, 218 E. Main St, Wabash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 14 for an increased price of $20 per person. The event is rain or shine. Reserve your spot using the form below, by visiting WabashTour23.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534.
Note on accessibility: Some tour sites require navigating stairs and are not fully accessible to all.