The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) celebrates its 39th annual Home and Garden Tour, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The tour is one of Indiana's oldest tours of vintage homes, offering guests a view of unique architecture, innovative interior design and recent renovations.
Homes on Tour – The tour features 7 homes and gardens in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Tour homes are selected for their interior and exterior design, as well as, their distinguishing architectural elements. Tour proceeds support MKNA and its revitalization efforts.
“I Love My Home Because …”
The theme for this year's tour highlights the many and diverse reasons Meridian-Kessler residents love their historic homes and the neighborhood's authentic charm and character:
- “Walking to cozy cafes and family restaurants for brunch, dinner or coffee.”
- “The array of neighborhood markets, shops and boutiques.”
- “Living close to Butler University and feeling the college spirit and camaraderie.”
- “The proximity to the Monon Trail and Canal.”
- “The huge trees and charismatic, traditional homes.”
- “Being close to downtown, Broad Ripple and minutes from the northern suburbs.”
- “Parks, gymnasiums and swimming pools, allowing residents of all ages to be active.”
Tickets – Tour tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $15 at any tour home. Presale tickets are available for $12 online at www.mkhometour.com or by visiting any of the following starting June 1:
- The Fresh Market – 54th and College
- G. Thrapp Jewelers – 56th and Illinois
- Café Patachou – all locations
- National Bank of Indianapolis – all locations
A good place to start is the home of Kathie and Adam Gibson at 5870 Carrollton Avenue.
About Meridian-Kessler – Originally on the outskirts of the city, Meridian-Kessler became a highly desirable neighborhood in the early 20th century. The area is home to many historic properties, including large estates as well as smaller bungalows and cottages. The home and garden tour was created in the 1970's to promote the history, beauty and unique architecture of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is bordered by Kessler Boulevard to the north, 38th Street to the south, Meridian Street to the west, and the Monon Railroad line to the east.