Indian Village Historic Home and Garden Tour

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Indian Village Historic Home and Garden Tour

(January 25, 2011) – ARCH, Fort Wayne’s organization for historic preservation, announces that its annual Home and Garden Tour will be held in the historic Indian Village Neighborhood, in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00am until 5:00pm (EDT). The Indian Village Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and features exceptional homes in the Eclectic Revivals, Minimal Traditional, Contemporary and Ranch designs in a wooded setting near Foster Park. Developed in two phases, from the 1920s -1930s, and 1946-1965, Indian Village combines a City Beautiful-era suburban landscape of wide boulevards, and natural topography, with Midcentury Modern style and sensibility. The Indian Village Home and Garden Tour will feature almost a dozen houses and gardens, ranging from charming revival homes to exquisite atomic-age midcentury wonders. Advance tickets are $10, and will be $12.00 the day of the tour.

Along with the tour, ARCH will present a free program for the community to learn more about midcentury design. “Midcentury Marvels: An Introduction to Ranches Across the Country” will be presented by Jim Brown, the publisher of Atomic Ranch magazine, who will present a program using images from the pages of the magazine. Jim Brown and Michelle Gringeri-Brown also published the first definitive book on Mid-Century design. Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes, (2006 Gibbs Smith). The free program is at 7pm, on June 24, near the Indian Village Historic District, at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

The Indian Village Historic Home and Garden Tour is part of ARCH’s 2011 Community Education Program, sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and Lincoln Financial Group Foundation This annual event features historic homes and neighborhoods throughout the city. Contact ARCH for more information and to purchase tickets, which will be available beginning May 1. Call 260-426-5117 or

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