Visit Indy – Historic Irvington
A regularly updated collection of landmarks, amenities, businesses, and events to discover in Irvington hosted by Indianapolis’ tourism board. An excellent resource for new residents or visitors to Irvington looking for the best of our neighborhood!
Friends of Ellenberger Park
Friends of Ellenberger Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing Ellenberger Park as a resource for its surrounding communities through effective advocacy, stewardship, and fund development.
Friends of Irving Circle
Friends of Irving Circle is a nonprofit organization established by neighborhood volunteers who care for Irving Circle Park and host events throughout the year.
Irvington Community Advocacy Network
ICAN connects and supports five main areas of outreach to people in need: two food pantries, an assistance bureau, a counseling center, and a clothing closet. As individual and family needs dictate, members of the community are invited and encouraged to make use of these resources as a safety net for necessities of life. ICAN services are funded by individuals, businesses, organizations, and churches.
Irvington Community Council
Founded in 1970, the council is a nonprofit organization that provides a voice to the city on Irvington issues such as public services and zoning and works to improve the community and the lives of its residents. The Council hosts the annual Irvington Halloween Festival and Summer Music Series.
Irvington Garden Club
This group is comprised of community-minded, garden-loving Irvington neighbors. The club maintains several historic green spaces in the neighborhood and hosts Irvington Farmers Market in Ellenberger Park.
Irvington Historical Society
Irvington Historical Society preserves and promotes the artistic traditions, heritage, and archives of Irvington’s past and present. The historical society operates out of Bona Thompson Memorial Center, which is the only remaining building from the original Butler University campus.
The Benton House
The Benton House is a historic home in Irvington run by the Benton House Association. The Association hosts the annual Benton House Tour of Homes, the longest consecutively running home tour in the city. The Benton House is a rentable venue and hosts fundraisers and community events through the year.
The PourHouse assists individuals experiencing homelessness in overcoming barriers to housing, treatment and healthcare. Through community-style street outreach and a unique peer advocacy approach, we help people define and achieve their goals and reestablish vision for their lives. We have a 24/7 toll free line and have created a unique military dog tag style identification system that provides a link between individuals living on the streets and emergency services.
Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
A city-wide commission that preserves the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures. Much of Irvington is in a protected district under the jurisdiction of IHPC. Zoning changes and exterior improvements to properties within the historic district must be preapproved by the commission.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
For information and any nonemergency public safety concerns, call 317-327-3811.
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
A private nonprofit organization established in 1994 to provide information and assistance to neighborhood organizations so they can set their own priorities and effectively address the issues affecting the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Mayor’s Action Center
Use this simple site to report potholes, zoning violations, missed trash collections, and many other needs for city services.
Downey Cooperative Preschool
Located in the heart of Indianapolis’s historic Irvington district, Downey has a simple and happy philosophy: children, parents, and teachers go to school together, each learning from the other.
George W. Julian School # 57
Named after a prominent Indiana legislator, George Washington Julian, School #57 has maintained a strong educational heritage for over 90 years.
Irvington Community Schools
Small, strong, and community-oriented charter school system located with in Irvington.
Irvington Community Middle School
Irvington Community Middle School (ICMS) was established in the fall of 2010 as an important component of the Irvington Community Charter School expansion of the K-12 program. ICMS serves students in 6th-8th grades.
Irvington Preparatory Academy
IPA boasts a curriculum that is rigorous and demanding. All students are encouraged to take at least one Advanced Placement or dual-credit course during their career at IPA. The Irvington Community Charter High School is housed in the former Irvington Children’s Guardian Home.
Irvington United Methodist Church (IUMC) Preschool
This preschool, located on the circle on North Audubon Road, has been in operation since 1988.
Our Lady of Lourdes
OLL is a K-8 Catholic school focused on faith. It’s academically strong and grounded in community. It also offers a preschool for 3- to 5-year-old children.