St Joseph Pop Up Walking Tour

Kemper House - 1028 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Indiana Landmarks has partnered with the St. Joseph Neighborhood Association to repeat our sold-out May St. Joe tour. Just north of Indianapolis's downtown core, the historic St. Joseph neighborhood includes one of the nation's oldest White Castle buildings, the site where the infamous Jim Jones started his Peoples Temple (pre-Guyana), and the home of Daniel Marmon, whose Marmon Wasp won the inaugural Indianapolis 500. The national and local historic district is bounded by I-65, Central Ave., Ft. Wayne Ave., and Pennsylvania St.

Indiana Landmarks volunteers and longtime St. Joseph residents Garry Chilluffo, Harold Mailand, and Craig Ware lead the walking tour, highlighting historic houses, row houses, apartment buildings, and commercial structures from nearly every decade from the Civil War through today. “St. Joe is a dense urban district with an arty vibe,” says Chilluffo, a professional photographer. The area is both a locally designated and National Register-listed district.

The tour begins at the 1873 Kemper House, 1028 North Delaware Street, owned by Indiana Landmarks. Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis and his wife Grace live in the Kemper House and welcome participants to view the first floor of the house at the end of the tour.

To extend the evening, head to dinner at a restaurant in the neighborhood: English Ivy’s, Datsa Pizza, Plow & Anchor, and Saffron Café.

Cost: $10 per person ($5 per member of Indiana Landmarks or neighborhood resident); free for kids under 5. Capacity is limited – register online at or call Indiana Landmarks at 317-822-7951.