Butler Tarkington Homes for Sale Indianapolis

Homes in Butler Tarkington feature wonderful mansions on Meridian Street and beautiful Tudors, alongside Classic Colonials and Bungalows. Butler-Tarkington, in the near northwest quadrant of Indianapolis, is bounded by the Central Canal and Michigan Road, the west side of Meridian Street, 38th Street and Westfield Boulevard.  Read More...

Quality home construction, access to amenities and strong community values anchored by Butler University has created a stable neighborhood that has weathered the test of time. Today, Butler-Tarkington maintains an active neighborhood association and is still among the most highly-sought areas of the city.

The History of Butler Tarkington

The neighborhood is named after Butler University and former resident Booth Tarkington. The novelist and dramatist was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is one of three to win this award more than once, a distinction held also by William Faulkner and John Updike. Mr. Tarkington lived at 4270 North Meridian from 1923 until his death in 1946.

In 1885, the Indianapolis Water Company, owners of the Central Canal, offered boat rides to Crown Hill Cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. The canal, once considered an eyesore, regained popularity when the Indianapolis Street Railway Company developed Fairview Park in 1890 along the canal to the north of the cemetery. Outdoor amusements, picnic areas, a refreshment stand and restaurant were highlights of the park.

The newly popularized canal, Fairview Park, increased trolley routes and the accessibility of personal automobiles helped to stimulate the development of the residential area now known as Butler-Tarkington. The area was an attractive option for wealthy families looking to escape the industrialized downtown area.

By the late 19th century, mansions lined Meridian Street, with unique European architectural styles defining each home. Size and quality of construction were key components, with more brick and stone typical of more affluent ownership. Smaller frame-constructed homes of wood and masonry also were popular among the working class population, in areas like Columbia Park.

In 1922, Butler University purchased Fairview Park, and relocated to the 300-acre property in 1928. By 1930, the section of North Meridian between 40th Street and Westfield Boulevard had become the most exclusive residential area in the entire city. By 1940, the area’s population grew to approximately 12,000 and Butler-Tarkington was firmly established as a desirable neighborhood.  Show Less...

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5129 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$860,000 Beds: 4Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 4814Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
5129 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21271493
Residential On Site: 93 Days
Litz & Eaton Renovation In The Spectacular Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood. This Residence Is A Modern Version Of A Southern Colonial With Style And Charm Throughout And Situated On A Coveted 2/3...
Real Living Realty Partners
4510 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$849,900 Beds: 4Baths: 6Sq. Ft: 5790Lot Sz.: 1.22 Acres
4510 N Meridian Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21274184
Residential On Site: 70 Days
Prestigious N. Meridian St. Home Avail For The 1st Time In A Generation. This Renaissance Revival Was Built In 1931. It Has A Commanding Presence W/ Its 1.2 Acres Along This Picturesque Stretch Of...
Real Living Realty Partners
5145 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$840,000 Beds: 4Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 5123Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
5145 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21283216
Residential On Site: 16 Days
Litz & Eaton Renovation Of Spectacular Residence On Estate-Sized Lot In Butler-Tarkington. Formal Living & Dining Rm Spaces Flank Either Side Of The Grand Center Hall Foyer, Which Leads To A Massive...
Real Living Realty Partners
5520 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46220
$699,900 Beds: 6Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 5842Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
5520 N Meridian Street IndianapolisIN  46220
MLS: 21283809
Residential On Site: 11 Days
Gracious Mer. St. Mansion W/6bd & 5ba Areas W/Amazing Arch Details! Elegant 2 Sty Entr W/Marble Floor & Grand Staircase. Large Rooms Thru Out W/Stunning Formal Liv Rm, Din Rm & Study On Main Level....
F.C. Tucker Company
5414 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$449,900 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2692Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
5414 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21284568
Residential On Site: 9 Days
An Architectural Gem In The Heart Of Butler Tarkington W/ Magnificent Upgrades & Fabulous D?cor. This 1938 Brick English Tudor Boasts All The Bells & Whistles; Fab Lighting, Hardware, Wood Trim,...
F.C. Tucker Company
5453 N Capitol Indianapolis, IN 46208
$449,000 Beds: 3Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 3180Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
5453 N Capitol IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21279772
Residential On Site: 32 Days
Completely Remodeled, This Traditional 3br/3.5 Ba Boasts Meridian-Kessler Charm With A Few Extras! 2 Full Baths Upstairs & One Full Bath In Finished Basement. Large Bedrooms With Full-Sized Closets....
F.C. Tucker Company
215 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$439,900 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3200Lot Sz.: 0.12 Acres
215 W 44Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21255681
Residential On Site: 40 Days
Completely Renovated, Charming Butler Tarkington 4br 3ba With The Historic Charm Of Gleaming Hardwoods, Arched Doorways & Glass Door Knobs. Spacious Lr W/Leaded Glass Fr Doors To The Lg Fr W/Built-In...
F.C. Tucker Company
308 W 46Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$425,000 Beds: 5Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3585Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
308 W 46Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21283859
Residential On Site: 11 Days
Stunning 5br Updated Home W/Open Gourmet Kit W/Granite,ss Appl,brfst Bar,forml Dr.Kit Bay Window Overlooks Priv Fncd Back Yd W/Stamped Conc. Patio&wood Deck.Forml Lrw/Wb Fp & Built-Ins.2 Br's On Main....
Century 21 Scheetz
4905 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$385,000 Beds: 4Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 3155Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
4905 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21285459
Residential On Site: 4 Days
A Butler Tarkington Tudor Filled With Charm & Character! Lg Living Room With Hardwoods, Built-Ins, Wood Burning Fireplace, & Arched Doorway To Dining Room. Eat In Kitchen Has Cherry Cabinets &...
Re/Max Metro
5435 N Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208
$379,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3966Lot Sz.: 0.32 Acres
5435 N Capitol Avenue IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21278859
Residential On Site: 37 Days
Charming Brick Tudor Home In Butler Tarkington! Many Unique Features Including: Front Porch W/ Balustrade, Gorgeous Leaded Glass Windows, Archways, Nooks, And A Main Floor Family Room/Sunroom With...
Asset One Real Estate Company
134 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$369,000 Beds: 4Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 3915Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
134 W 44Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21275747
Residential On Site: 58 Days
Wow! Beaut 4br/3.5ba, Move-In Ready But/Tark Home W/Architec Det. Refin Hdwds & Fresh Paint Thru-Out. Updat Kit W/42" Cabs, Ss Appl, & Brkfst Rm. Priv Mbr Suite On 1st W/Walk-In Shower & His/Her Cust...
F.C. Tucker Company
5339 N Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208
$349,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2904Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
5339 N Capitol Avenue IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21266255
Residential On Site: 148 Days
Beautifully Renovated By Marimar Design In Highly Sought After Area. All New Or Refinished Flooring Through Out, Freshly Painted, Kitchen Completely Re Envisioned W/New Cabinetry, Stainless Appls,...
F.C. Tucker Company
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