Midtown Holiday Home Tour returns to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — For nearly 40 years, the Midtown Holiday Home Tour has been running and featuring some of the most historic mansions in the city of Indianapolis. Organizers say each of the three homes on display have played an important role in shaping the city’s history going back to the early 1900s.

The homes, which they say are “rarely” open to the public, will get some holiday interior touch ups by local designers.

Meanwhile, on the outside, vintage cars will be on display for visitors.

All Indiana’s Randall Newsome got to take one of the tours with Midtown Holiday Home Tour Chair Allie Madden and talk about the show’s return. She showed him what people can expect in 2021.

Watch the video for more.

The Midtown Holiday Home Tour is happening Nov. 13 and 14. The homes are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Get tickets online.

Here’s more information on the three mansions from the home tour team:

  • The Parry Mansion, 3650 Spring Hollow, was completed in 1903. Originally known as Golden Hill, the 15,000 square foot residence was named after the 100-acre site David and Hessie Parry purchased for their estate.
  • The Hare-Tarkington house, 4270 N. Meridian Street, was one of the earliest constructed north of Maple Road which is now known as 38th Street. Author Booth Tarkington purchased the home in the 1920s from widow Maria Hare who designed and built the home in 1909 after the death of her husband. Tarkington maintained his residence at 4270 until his death in 1946.
  • Colehaven, 4909 N. Meridian, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It was built in 1932 for the president of the Cole Motor Car Company, Joseph Jarrett (JJ) Cole Jr.