Irvington Homes for Sale: Historic Indianapolis Homes

Nestled in the western edge of Warren Township in Marion County, just a few miles from downtown Indianapolis, is the extraordinary community of Historic Irvington, where everyone is welcome and the neighbors seem to say, “Come visit when you’d like, and stay if you can.”

Homes in Irvington are very affordable, with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse coop for as low as $59,000 to a beautifully restored Arts and Craft for $250,000.  Read More...

The History of Historic Irvington

Irvington Historic District, founded in 1870 by Jacob Julian and Sylvester Johnson, is named after the 19th-century writer Washington Irving. Originally, 300 acres of the complete 545-acre district were developed into residential plots four miles east of Indianapolis. From 1837 until 1928, Irvington was the home of Butler University (originally Western Christian University). During those years, Irvington was transformed into a bustling college community with a growing campus. The campus stretched into the southwest corner of Irvington between the Pennsylvania and B&O Railroad tracks.

All of the Butler buildings have since been demolished except the beautiful Bona Thompson Memorial Library (1903). The Bona Thompson Memorial Center is now home to the Irvington Historical Society, which has a public art gallery and houses many local historical pieces and documents. Juried art shows, event, meetings, weddings and receptions are also held at this striking landmark.

Home Styles in Irvington

In 1902, Irvington was annexed by the city of Indianapolis. Throughout the early 1900s, a trolley system ran directly from downtown Indianapolis to Irvington along the present-day Washington Street (U.S. 40). The streets of Irvington are now lined with homes and cottages of every major American architectural style from 1870–1950, including Italianate, French, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival.

One of the most-noted homes in the district is the Benton House (1873), home of Allen R. Benton, twice president of Butler University in Irvington. A second is the Graham-Stephenson Mansion (1889), home of William H. H. Graham, who was part of the Benjamin Harrison administration. It also served as the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house for Butler University in 1923. Over three-fourths of Irvington homes were built before 1960, making this area a treasure-trove of structures bursting with history and character.

Present Day Irvington

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, present-day Irvington has a quiet neighborhood feeling, with the benefits of local businesses and retail. Two rare gems in this area include the Irving Theatre (1913), which hosts musical talent of all types and The Studio School & Gallery, which hosts public art classes. Quaint shops and eateries mixed with historic structures and new facilities, such as the public library, make this a fun and exciting area for all ages and interests. One can even join with neighbors in the Irvington Garden Club to help keep the area looking spectacular.  

A good selection of public and private schools are located in the Irvington District, along with lush green parks to run in after the school bell rings. Ellenberger Park is used for various special events, including an annual art fair hosted by the Irvington Guild of Artists.

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5331 E Lowell Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$240,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3450Lot Sz.: 0.14 Acres
5331 E Lowell Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21271059
Residential On Site: 100 Days
Enjoy One Of Historic Irvington's Most Quaint Streets From This Homes Large Front Porch. Spacious And Updated, This Home Has Much To Offer: Hardwoods, A Huge, Well-Updated Kitchen (Complete With...
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
76 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219
$215,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2705Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
76 N Whittier Place IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21269020
Residential On Site: 125 Days
The Whole Package! Drive Down Irvington's Brick Paved Whittier Place To Find This Charming Brick And Cedar Dutch Colonial. The Sparkling Hardwoods Pull You Into The Large Entry And Give You The...
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
5921 E Oak Indianapolis, IN 46219
$199,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2542Lot Sz.: 0.56 Acres
5921 E Oak IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21283658
Residential On Site: 17 Days
Everything You Want In A Vintage Home With Unexpected Extras You Will Adore: Four Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Open Concept Kitchen/Family Room With A View Of The Deeded Woods That Will Make You Feel...
Sycamore Group Realtors
5980 E University Indianapolis, IN 46219
$199,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2592Lot Sz.: 0.11 Acres
5980 E University IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21259263
Residential On Site: 200 Days
Double Lot! House Is Stunning.Everything You Expect In A Historic Irvington Home With All The Dreamy Renovations You Love: Breathtaking New Kitchen With Ss, Gas Range (Yay!) Dark Granite & Abundant...
Sycamore Group Realtors
352 N Lesley Indianapolis, IN 46219
$197,500 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2488Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
352 N Lesley IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21285646
Residential On Site: 7 Days
Stunning Historic Irvington Renovation! Beautifully Restored Home Features 4 Bed, 1.5 Ba, Hardwood Floors, 2 Sets Of Pocket Doors, Solid French Doors, Period-Specific Fireplace, Gorgeous Ul Full...
Re/Max Metro
5657 Julian Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$194,500 Beds: 4Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 4084Lot Sz.: 0.35 Acres
5657 Julian Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21283256
Residential On Site: 20 Days
Classic Historic Irvington Beauty On Large Corner Lot Features The Bonus Of The Single Family Home With Attached Sep. Addressed Apartment. Fresh Paint, Newer Roofs And Gutters, New A/C Units,...
Keller Williams Indpls Metro S
320 N Arlington Indianapolis, IN 46219
$188,500 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3064Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
320 N Arlington IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21277045
Residential On Site: 52 Days
This Marvelous Brick Tudor Home In Irvington Needs A New Owner. This Home Is Packed With Character And Unique Details. Features Include Hardwood Floors, Charming Archways, Bay Window In Dining Rm,...
Re/Max Advanced Realty
5309 E Pleasant Run Pkwy S Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219
$179,000 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3840Lot Sz.: 0.17 Acres
5309 E Pleasant Run Pkwy S Drive IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21286744
Residential On Site: 1 Days
Walk Across The Street To Ellenberger Park From This Sprawling Brick Ranch. 3 Large Bedrooms On Main Level. Could Be 2 More Bedrooms In Basement Along With Family Room, Kitchen Area & Plumbed For...
Carpenter, Realtors
5340 E Julian Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$149,999 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2702Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
5340 E Julian Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21247489
Residential On Site: 266 Days
Back On The Market 4-21 Due To Buyer's Health. Motivated! Historic Irvington! Amazingly Renovated Custom 1950's Style Kitchen A Must See-Incredible Island And Butler's Pantry. Beautiful Refinished...
Doug Lawyer Realty
362 S Downey Indianapolis, IN 46219
$145,000 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2100Lot Sz.: 0.28 Acres
362 S Downey IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21285001
Residential On Site: 11 Days
Classic Irvington American Foursquare With Three Bedrooms And A Bonus Room --All Upstairs! A Powder Room Downstairs! New Eat-In Ikea Kitchen With Awesome Soft-Closing Drawers. Upstairs Laundry!...
Sycamore Group Realtors
139 S Ritter Indianapolis, IN 46219
$144,900 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 1151Lot Sz.: 0.17 Acres
139 S Ritter IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21285302
Residential On Site: 8 Days
This Beautiful Home In Historic Irvington Could Be Yours. Don't Miss The 2nd Floor Master Suite W/ Cathederal Ceiling & Skylights - 18x27 & Luxurious Master Bath (Not Included In Reported Square...
Re/Max Ability Plus
327 N Irvington Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$139,900 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2190Lot Sz.: 0.29 Acres
327 N Irvington Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21275907
Residential On Site: 61 Days
Arts & Craftsman With Undeniable Charm! The Covered Front Porch Draws You Into The Welcoming Living Rm With Orig Hardwoods, Cozy Fireplace & Built-Ins. Dining Rm Has Gorgeous Built-In Cabinet. Modern...
Century 21 Scheetz
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