Old Speedway City

Tour Access & Amenities

Old Speedway City lies West of downtown about 5 miles on 10th through 16th Streets, just inside I-465. Park on the street


There are a variety of dining venues right on Main Street, including: 1911 Grill, 1067 Main St, Indianapolis, Big Woods Speedway, 1002 Main St, Dawson's On Main, 1464 Main St, Barbecue and Bourbon, 1414 Main St, Tacos And Tequila On Main, 1502 Main St


Speedway, 4743 W 16th St, Thornton’s 5310 W 10th St

Rosner Building -- the start of the HUNI Old Speedway City walking tour

Tour Start & Sights

  1. Rosner Building - 1552 Main Street. From 16th to 15th Street along Main Street, all commercial development and activity occurred until the early 1930’s. The Rosner Building was built in 1915 by Joseph Rosner and originally included two upstairs apartments. 
  2. The Bland-Zink Building - 1538 Main Street.  The Bland-Zink Building was constructed in 1929 as a grocery store by Edythe and Bill Zink and Rex Bland.e
  3. Eyster Building - 1534 Main Street. The Eyster Building was built in 1918. It opened as a department store with an apartment above. 
  4. Grande Building - 1506-1520 Main Street 
  5. 1500 Main Street. This building was built in 1917. It is a brick two-story building that opened as a restaurant with an apartment upstairs.  
  6. Dawson's on Main - 1464 Main StreetIn the late 1930s, 
  7. Speedway Theatre - 1450 Main Street. Constructed in 1937 by Rosner, the 600-seat Speedway Theater was equipped with modern air conditioning. 
  8. Beeler and Hodgson Garage - 1432-1434 Main Street. This building was constructed in 1929 as a parking garage. 
  9. 1430 Main Street. This building was built by Mrs. Hodgson. The grocery store of A& P moved in when they outgrew the building at 1550 Main Street.  
  10. Bourbon and BBQ Restaurant - 1414 Main Street. This building originally opened as Alexanders Five and Ten cent store. It later became a gift shop and a beauty shop. 
  11. Zoom Hair Salon - 1410 Main Street. The building opened as a restaurant around 1939. Later, it became the first liquor store permitted Speedway in 1945. A Shoe Repair shop operated in the basement outside the staircase led to the shop.
  12. 4920 West 15th Street, 1918 Dormer Front Bungalow 
  13. 4921 West 15th Street, c. 1900s Western Bungalow
  14. William Rosner Home - 4925 West 15th Street, 1930 American Four Square with Italian Renaissance Influence 
  15. 4931 West 15th Street, 1920 Dormer-Front Bungalow 
  16. 4934 West 15th Street,1912 Gable Front House 
  17. 4946 West 15th Street, 1916 American Four Square Key 
  18. 4969 West 15th Street, 1920 American Four Square
  19. 5009 West 15th Street, 1930s French Eclectic 
  20. 5019 West 15th Street, 1930 Western Bungalow 
  21. 5023 West 15th Street, 1920 Bungalow 
  22. 5069 West 15th Street, 1924 Spanish Colonial Revival 
  23. Speedway Christian Church - 5110 West 14th Street, 1926 Tudor Revival
  24. 5056 West 14th Street, 1930 English Cottage 
  25. 5052 West 14th Street, Gabel Front Bungalow Key F
  26. 5031 West 14th Street, 1925 Greek Revival 
  27. 4971 West 14th Street, 1930 English Cottage 
  28. 4967 West 14th Street, 1930 Dutch Colonial Revival 
  29. 4957 West 14th Street, 1925 Mission Revival home of the Speedway Coal Yard. 
  30. Foyt Wine Vault - 1182 Main Street
  31. 1038 Main Street. Constructed 1948 by Ira Edwards– Speedway Furniture Early 1970’s – Lodge Hall Mid 1990 – Charlie Brown’s Restaurant
  32. Dutch Boy Paint store - 1020 Main Street,early 1970’s originally Lodge Hall
  33. Family Restaurant & Local U.A.W. office - 1008-1010 Main Street 1948, late 1970s 
  34. Allison Plant No. 1 - 1 Allison Way. Allison Plant No.1 (arcoss the street)  Allison Transmissions Plant No. 1 manufactures aircraft engines. The original plant was built in 1915.
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