Tour of holiday homes coming up

November 7, 2017 by  

The Midtown Holiday Home Tour is on the way, with five Indianapolis homes open this year for people who enjoy exploring architecture and decorating styles.

Tour participants will be able to visit a bungalow called Tuckaway, which is on North Pennsylvania Street, and was built in 1906. During the 1930s, Hollywood elite such as Walt Disney and Carol Lombard visited, as did other luminaries like George Gershwin and Amelia Earhart.

The bungalow was known for its peaceful setting, but also because Nellie Meier, the owner, was a palm reader. Today, the home still features the style of the 1930s, and has portraits of its famous guests hanging on the walls. In addition, to take visitors back to those days, a palm reader will be available in the back garden.

The four other homes are a house at 4137 N. Meridian Street dating from the 1900s, a new house at 3148 N. Pennsylvania Street, an estate at 99 West 54th Street, and, for the first time, a high-rise condo from the 1960s at 4000 N. Meridian Street.

The tour is slated for this weekend, November 11 and 12, and the homes are open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm both days. Tickets are $15 from, or $20 at the door. In addition, each home will offer a food and drink station.

Organizers of events like this may work with a flyer printing company to create a handout showing the locations of the homes.