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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209 S Downey Indianapolis, IN 46219
$350,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 4728Lot Sz.: 0.76 Acres
209 S Downey IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21299898
Residential On Site: 29 Days
WOW! Irvington's original Animal House! Here's your chance to seize the opportunity to own one of the grandest homes in Historic Irvington. This one is the perfect blend of vintage character & modern...
Re/Max Advanced Realty
5505 E Pleasant Run Pkwy South Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219
$299,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 4977Lot Sz.: 0.55 Acres
5505 E Pleasant Run Pkwy South Drive IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21305124
Residential On Site: 1 Days
This craftsman dream home has never been offered to the public before! It has all the 1920's charm of original tiling, hrdwd, windows, and cabinetry, but it also boasts modern amenities such as SS...
F.C. Tucker Company
358 S Audubon Road Indianapolis, IN 46219
$282,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 5032Lot Sz.: 0.22 Acres
358 S Audubon Road IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21299737
Residential On Site: 29 Days
With over 5,000 square feet this grand 1870 beauty is among Historic Irvington's largest homes, every inch a marvel, no expense spared. 4 bedrooms 2 full baths, coveted upstairs laundry, & more...
Sycamore Group Realtors
246 S Ritter Indianapolis, IN 46219
$219,700 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2744Lot Sz.: 0.23 Acres
246 S Ritter IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21291277
Residential On Site: 71 Days
Stunning 3 bedroom home in historic Irvington area is ready for your family to move in. Spacious rooms with gorgeous hardwood floors shine throughout the first floor and all the bedrooms. Kitchen has...
The Wilmoth Group
5331 E Lowell Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$219,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3450Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
5331 E Lowell Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21303653
Residential On Site: 9 Days
This spacious 4BR/2.5Ba Irvington home is waiting for you! Features include a large, updated kitchen with tons of counter space and cabinets, cozy breakfast room, formal dining room, large formal...
Century 21 Scheetz
76 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219
$205,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2705Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
76 N Whittier Place IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21299187
Residential On Site: 33 Days
Get ready to call this unique Dutch Colonial style house in the heart of Irvington home! This 3BR/2.5Ba home, sits on a quaint brick paved street and features beautiful hardwood floors, a large...
Century 21 Scheetz
5657 Julian Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$204,900 Beds: 4Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 4084Lot Sz.: 0.35 Acres
5657 Julian Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21297994
Residential On Site: 39 Days
Classic historic Irvington beauty features the bonus of a single family home with attached sep. addressed apartment. Fresh paint, new a/c units , all roofs within last 5 yrs., beautiful hardwoods...
Keller Williams Indpls Metro S
320 N Layman Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$197,500 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2646Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
320 N Layman Avenue IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21302935
Residential On Site: 13 Days
Beautiful Victorian home in Historic Irvington! Relax on the expansive Covered Porch on quiet street. House has open main level w/ 10ft ceilings & great natural light thru large windows. Updated...
F.C. Tucker Company
352 N Lesley Indianapolis, IN 46219
$189,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2572Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
352 N Lesley IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21285646
Residential On Site: 98 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
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: 92 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
320 N Arlington Indianapolis, IN 46219
$170,500 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3064Lot Sz.: 0.26 Acres
320 N Arlington IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21277045
Residential On Site: 143 Days
This marvelous brick Tudor home with rare DOUBLE LOT in Irvington needs a new owner. This home is packed with character and unique details. Features include hardwood floors, charming archways, bay...
Re/Max Advanced Realty
27 N Hawthorne Lane Indianapolis, IN 46219
$169,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2296Lot Sz.: 0.14 Acres
27 N Hawthorne Lane IndianapolisIN  46219
MLS: 21295962
Residential On Site: 48 Days
Completely remodeled 4BD and 2BA home in the heart of Irvington! Features breakfast room, large bright living room with wood fireplace and dining room with chair rails decorated walls. Newer kitchen...
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