Glimpses into Irvington History

Irvington Resources

Self-Guided Walking Tours of Irvington

Link to Irvington Oral Histories

Irvington Historic Area Preservation Plan

The guidelines for the preservation plan, are available at:


The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission 

City-County Building
200 E. Washington St.
Suite 1842
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 327- 4406

The hearing schedule can be found at


                                                       These oral histories, part of a project sponsored by                                                   the Indiana State Library, were conducted                                                                     primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. Lois Leamon of                                                    the Indianapolis Public Library conducted the                                                              majority of the interviews. The people who agreed to share their stories include community leaders, fire fighters, authors, artists, and ordinary folks. Taken together, these histories create a snapshot of how everyday life was lived and enjoyed in this distinctive Indianapolis neighborhood.