Old Speedway

Neighborhood info

Website https://oldspeedwayneighbor.wixsite.com/oscna

Location West side


Neighborhood boundaries coming soon.

Tour this neighborhood

HUNI offers a self-guided tour of this neighborhood through PocketSights.

More about Old Speedway


Speedway City originally developed with storefronts on the west side of Main. They formed a transition between the industrial uses, located primarily on the east side of Main, and the houses built west of Main. A few houses date to the early 1900s, but the greatest growth was the in 1920s and 1930s.


Speedway City, established in 1912, was incorporated as the Town of Speedway in 1926. It is an early example of a planned residential community for an industrial complex. The concept originated with Carl Fisher, one of the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fisher asked a local businessman and realtor Lem Trotter to find the land for the town.

Historic Designation

Speedway Historic District was placed on the National Historic Registry in 2005. Signs identifying the National Historic designation are to be posted in connection with the redevelopment of the Main Street area of Speedway.

Entryways and Landmarks

  • Main Street
  • Wall of Fame
  • Bungalows in the 4900 block of West 14th Street, and
  • Notable houses on 15th Street and in the 5000 block of 15th Street.