OMG it’s already Benton House Home Tour Weekend…

I can’t believe it’s here!  I feel like I still have so much to do, but Sunday there will be hundreds of people coming through my home as part of the tour!  This is from their website:

Irvingtons’ Benton House Tour of Homes is a main fundraising activity for the House. Proceeds from past tours have helped to provide a new permanent sign in the front yard, a new slate roof, gutters and downspouts, fifty new folding chairs, a much needed trim and removal of dead trees on the grounds and foundation repairs.


The Irvington Benton House Tour of Homes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 will showcase the history, charm, and architecture of Irvington neighborhoods while bringing inspiration, education, and home improvement ideas to the Indianapolis area. Celebrate over 40 years of outstanding home tours by touring an array of stunning historic homes in vibrant Irvington. Guests can enjoy viewing the properties of homeowners who truly fuel the Irvington neighborhoods. Many of the homeowners not only live in Irvington, but, invest further in the development of the 143 year old community.

 Home Tour Tickets are now available at pre-sale prices ($12) at the following Irvington businesses:

 Central Ace Hardware, 10th & Arlington Ave.
     Bookmama’s, 9 S. Johnson Ave.
     Black Sheep, 5626 E. Washington St.
     Dufour’s, 5648 E. Washington St.
     Antique Mall (Jack & Jill’s), 5501 E. Washington St.

Tickets are $15.00 the day of the tour. For more information call 317 506 6808.

This year’s Tour theme: “REDEFINING LEGENDARY”! The Tour is Sunday, September 21st, from noon to 5pm. We hope to see you there!


We are very grateful to the following sponsors of last years’ tour.
Please click on the businesses below to go to their website.

Ace Hardware ~ 1025 N. Arlington Ave.
Downey Avenue Christian Church ~ 111 S. Downey Ave.
The Legend Cafe ~ 5614 E. Washington
Snips ~ 5731 E. Washington
George Thomas Flowers~ 5609 E. Washington
Dufour’s Eatery ~ 5648 E. Washington
Hart Bakery & Gifts ~ 7030 E. 10th
Black Sheep Gifts ~ 5626 E. Washington
Bookmama’s ~ 9 Johnson Ave.
Oakley – Hammond Funeral Home ~ 5342 E. Washington

The Weekly View 

Cupckake 911, Valparaiso, IN

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Home Selection
  • Publicity
  • Sponsorship
  • Signage
  • Brochures
  • Flowers
  • Docents

I personally want to thank The Windowbox Gardener and my friend Gretchen Jacobs for the beautiful flowers they added to my front porch – these ladies are so incredibly talented, check out these pics:


I’ll be hanging out at home on Sunday talking about the wonders of Irvington…will I see you there?

Vicki Reed

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