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Garfield Park Walking Tour 2017

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Garfield Park

2505 Conservatory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Indiana Landmarks and Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis partner with the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association and Friends of Garfield Park, Inc., to present the walking tour of the historic city park and the neighborhood that surrounds it, with a stop at one of the area’s charming vintage homes. To cover more ground, we also offer bike tours on September 16.

The neighborhood suffered in the construction of I-65 in the mid-1970s but is enjoying a resurgence, with homebuyers drawn by the park and its refurbished historic features and the vintage brick and frame bungalows, Four Squares and Tudor Revival-style houses.

Walking tour participants will visit the Victorian home of Page and Russ Clemens at 869 Southern Avenue, an ongoing restoration project. The couple turned a hillside into a perennial garden and installed a brick patio with a firepit in the back yard, where they added a raised-bed garden, bee hives, and a chicken coop with six happy hens. The Clemenses love the how the home’s wrapping porches and balcony reinforce the connection to nature. The 1865 house, at the corner of East Southern and Allen avenues, faces the south side of Garfield Park.

We apologize that we cannot guarantee the old sidewalks in this historic neighborhood have wheelchair curb cuts. And because the area has lots of old trees, roots may make for uneven sidewalks that are unfriendly for people who use canes, walkers or wheelchairs.

Refund requests must be received seven days in advance of tour date. Tours will be offered rain or shine. In the event of lightning, the tour date will be rescheduled to Thursday, September 21. Indiana Landmarks will contact tour guests in the event of tour cancellation.

Refund requests must be received seven days in advance of tour date.

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