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Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour set for Sept 23 & 24
posted: Sept. 15, 2017
It is time for the annual Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour. This year marks the thirteenth year for the tour. From 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, ticket holders can visit seven stops along the way. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of event. For more information visit: www.BroadRippleHomeTour.org
Three of this year's tour stops will sell tickets (marked with an *). The stops are *6535 Ferguson Avenue, 920 E. 62nd Street (M10) School 80 Condos, *920 E. 62nd Street (U8) School 80 Condos, 6219 Guilford Avenue (Old Library) SmallBox, 5920 Ralston Avenue, *1135 Ivy Lane, and 1138 E. 58th Street.
The tour booklet (available to tour attendees) details the histories of the properties. For example, the house at 6535 Ferguson Street was once owned by Joseph Baldus, a telegraph operator, back in the very early 1900s-and the land for 1135 Ivy Street was once owned by your editor's 4th great-grandfather Elijah Dawson.
As in years past, the Friday evening before the tour weekend is the Home Tour Kickoff Party. The party is free to attend with purchase of home tour ticket and will be held on Friday, September 22, from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The location again this year is in the indoor banquet space and outside garden at Joy's House Adult Day Service, 2028 Broad Ripple Avenue. They ask that attendees RSVP through the website, since the venue space is limited. www.broadripplehometour.org
The party will feature complimentary food from area restaurants, local beer from the Broad Ripple Brewpub for purchase, and live entertainment.
Home Tour volunteers (typically a 3.5-hour shift) get a FREE ticket to enjoy the Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour! You also get two complimentary tickets to the Kickoff Party. To sign up as a volunteer for the tour visit http://bit.ly/2vPThxh
This colonial at 1138 E. 58th Street is on the 2017 home tour.
image courtesy of the BRHHT