Irvington Walking

Tour Access & Amenities

Irvington lies East of the Downtown about 5 miles on Washington Street. Park on the street.


Irvington offers a variety of restaurants from fine dining to pizza to brewpub in a shopping mall at 5600 E. Washington Legend – 5614 E. Washington St, Jockamo – 5646 E Washington St


GetGo Gas, 5061 E Washington, Speedway, 5103 E. Washington

Bona Thompson Center/Irvington Historical Society -- the start of the HUNI Irvington walking tour

Tour Start & Sights

  1. Bona Thompson Center/Irvington Historical Society - 5350 University Avenue, 1903 Neoclassical
  2. Benton House - 312 South Downey Avenue, 1873 Second Empire 
  3. Cross House - 322 South Downey Avenue, c. 1898 American Four Square with Shinge Influences
  4. Graham-Stephenson House - 5432 University Avenue, 1889 Colonial Revival 
  5. Blount House - 5470 University Avenue, 1879 Italianate
  6. Barnard House - 5543 University Avenue, 1908 Queen Anne 
  7. Eudorus Johnson Home - 5631 University Avenue, 1876 Victorian Gothic 
  8. South Irvington Circle Park. The winding streets and the Circle are examples of the progressive ideas that were built into the Irvington plan when the neighborhood was founded. 
  9. Madge Oberholzter Home - 5802 University Avenue, 1902 Arts and Crafts
  10. Children’s Guardians Home - 5751 University Avenue, c. 1890s Colonial Revival 
  11. Oak Avenue. Many of the homes were fraternity and sorority houses for Butler University. Oak Avenue features beautiful old oak trees and contrasting architectural styles. 
  12. Pi Beta Phi Sorority - 275 South Audubon Road, 1905 Arts and Crafts 
  13. Commercial District - 200 Block of South Audubon Road. Irvington was modeled after Glendale, a suburb of Cincinnati. In the Glendale plan, locals built a small commercial area near the railroad depot. 
  14. Julian Home - 115 South Audubon Road, 1873 Italianate 
  15. Irvington Presbyterian Church - 55 Johnson Avenue, 1928 Gothic Revival 
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