The 2011 Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour

Save the date! September 28, 2013

The Tour Committee has set Saturday, September 28, 2013, as the date for this year's tour. Mark your calendars to visit more of Broad Ripple's distinctive homes!

Tour 2012 Intro

Since its inception in 2005, the tour has showcased seventy-four historically unique Broad Ripple homes. This year, the tour will feature eight more.

The primary goal of the Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour is to tell a bit of the story of each home. Tour guests will learn some of the many fascinating facts we've uncovered about each home and those who have lived in it over the years. Some stories have been heartwarming, while others are tinged with sadness. The tour is primarily historic in nature. Guests will also learn more about the architecture specific to the Village and the interior design of tour homes.

The homes on this year's tour were built between the turn of the 20th century and the 1950s. One home was constructed in 2009 using historic architecture. It happens to be situated next to one of the oldest homes in Broad Ripple, also on the tour. When choosing homes for the tour we are always amazed at the uniqueness and variety of architecture in our community.

This year's homes are located in a compact area east of College Avenue. If you are able, consider taking the tour on foot or on a bicycle. You'll be able to get a better sense of how living in the neighborhood might have been at the time these homes were built. Pedal and Park is providing bike stands at each home and has listed the Home Tour on its activities page. This organization encourages use of non-motorized transportation alternatives, promotes use of trails and greenways, and dispenses relevant recreational literature.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Broad Ripple Village Association. Founded in 1969, the BRVA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization actively working on initiatives to improve the quality of life in Broad Ripple. Among the BRVA's ongoing activities are projects to make the community cleaner, safer, and more attractive. To learn more about the neighborhood, visit


Sue Zilisch: 317-341-3729,

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be a part of this popular annual event, here are some ways you can get involved:

  • join the organizing committee
  • offer your home to be on the tour
  • be a sponsor
  • place an ad in the tour booklet
  • volunteer on the day of the event

Please send an e-mail to, indicating which of the above areas interest you.