Historic Neighborhoods of Indianapolis: Garfield Park Neighborhood


All sizes and styles of homes have been built around Garfield Park. Residents have often said that it creates the best front yard ever for its year-round beauty and unique design. Built in 1874, the name was changed in 1881 to honor President Garfield. The beloved Pagoda, designed by Daniel Deupree in 1903 as a shelter and bandstand, was saved from demolition in the 1970s by strong community effort. The stunning formal Sunken Garden and Conservatory were designed by George Kessler in 1912 and barely escaped the devastation created by the intrusion of interstate 65 which cut right through the neighborhood in the early 1970s. Please join John Hornberger and Ed Berry, lifelong residents to explore one of Indy’s iconic neighborhoods.

Join us on June 24 at 7 p.m.

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