Irvington Walking HUNI Tours

Neighborhood info

This tour visits Irvington, located on Indianapolis' east side.

Learn more about Indianapolis' urban neighborhoods.

Tour Access & Amenities

Irvington lies East of the Downtown about 5 miles on Washington Street. Park on the street.


Irvington offers a variety of restaurants from fine dining to pizza to brewpub in a shopping mall at 5600 E. Washington The Med – 5614 E. Washington St, Jockamo – 5646 E Washington St


GetGo Gas, 5061 E Washington, Speedway, 5103 E. Washington


Tour Start & Sights 

  1. Bona Thompson Center/Irvington Historical Society 
    5350 University Ave. 
    1903 Neoclassical
  2. Benton House 
    312 South Downey Ave. 
    1873 Second Empire 
  3. Cross House 
    322 South Downey Ave. 
    c. 1898 American Four Square with Shinge Influences
  4. Graham-Stephenson House 
    5432 University Ave. 
    1889 Colonial Revival 
  5. Blount House 
    5470 University Ave. 
    1879 Italianate
  6. Barnard House 
    5543 University Ave. 
    1908 Queen Anne 
  7. Eudorus Johnson Home 
    5631 University Ave. 
    1876 Victorian Gothic 
  8. South Irvington Circle Park 
    The winding streets and the Circle are examples of the progressive ideas that were built into the Irvington plan when the neighborhood was founded. 
  9. Madge Oberholzter Home 
    5802 University Ave. 
    1902 Arts and Crafts
  10. Children’s Guardians Home 
    5751 University Ave. 
    c. 1890s Colonial Revival 
  11. Oak Avenue 
    Many of the homes were fraternity and sorority houses for Butler University. Oak Avenue features beautiful old oak trees and contrasting architectural styles. 
  12. Pi Beta Phi Sorority 
    275 South Audubon Rd. 
    1905 Arts and Crafts 
  13. Commercial District 
    200 Block of South Audubon Road. Irvington was modeled after Glendale, a suburb of Cincinnati. In the Glendale plan, locals built a small commercial area near the railroad depot. 
  14. Julian Home 
    115 South Audubon Rd. 
    1873 Italianate 
  15. Irvington Presbyterian Church 
    55 Johnson Ave. 
    1928 Gothic Revival