The Herron-Morton Place Foundation and the Herron-Morton neighborhood will host a home tour on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The home tour will showcase nine new and historic homes.
As the home of the Herron High School, Epilogue Theatre, Footlite Musicals, the Talbot Street Art Fair, and the former studio of T.C. Steele, Herron-Morton Place has a long and celebrated history as an Indianapolis arts district.
This year’s tour also reflects the commitment that the residents share in terms of community involvement. The perfect testament to this dedication is the Herron-Morton Place Historic Park, located in the 1900 block of North Alabama Street. Over 10 years ago, the “park” was three vacant lots. Today, the park includes a beautifully landscaped site, a wrought iron fence, an open-air pavilion, benches, picnic tables, and a playscape. Each year the park hosts many private events and fundraisers including Rock N Romp and the neighborhood’s Oktoberfest. All net proceeds from the 2016 Home Tour will benefit the Herron Morton Place Foundation a 501c3 organization.
Herron-Morton Place was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and designated a Historic Preservation District in 1986. The neighborhood is bounded by 16th Street on the south, 22nd Street on the north, and the alleys west of North Pennsylvania Street and east of Central Avenue. There are beautifully preserved and restored homes that reflect many architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Italianate, Tudor, Arts & Crafts, Cottage, and Colonial Revival. Since the previous home tour in 2014, Herron-Morton Place has seen unprecedented residential construction and the addition of many new neighbors.
Indy’s urban neighborhoods and their beautiful porches recently received extra attention during the 100th Running of the Indy 500. The “porching” movement is prominent in Herron-Morton and you will experience great porches and hospitality all along the tour.
We invite you to visit us on September 11 to experience life in Herron-Morton Place.
For more details go to www.herronmortonhometour.com
- 2147 N. Delaware – Bryant residence
- 2021 N. New Jersey – Fox residence
- 1622 N. New Jersey – Kruse residence
- 1842 N. Delaware – Phillman residence
- 2050 N. Alabama – Renschler residence
- 2123 N. Delaware – Roberts residence
- 2122 N. Alabama – Smelko residence
- 1640 N. Alabama – Vogel residence
- 1817 N. Delaware – Walker residence