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12May

Indian Village Spring Tour! by Eric Goosen

 

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Photo taken by Eric Goosen

The Historic Indian Village Home and Garden Tour is celebrating the 123rd anniversary of the beautiful and prestigious historic community.  This is the tour’s 45th year and is the second oldest tour of its kind in Michigan. This year the tour will showcase 6 homes, 3 gardens, 2 churches and 2 schools.

Indian Village is a tucked away gem located to the North and South by Mack Avenue and East Jefferson Avenue, along the streets of Burns, Iroquois, and Seminole. This historic community is rich with history and brimming with stunning grand homes.  Homes in the community were built in the early 20th century. Many of the houses have been restored and renovated. Today, the historic community consists of 352 households, plus four churches and two elementary schools.

Many of the homes were built by prominent architects, such as Albert Kahn, Louis Kamper and William Stratton. The district of Indian Village showcases an eclectic style of homes and landmarks. Indian Village has very active community organizations, including the Indian Village Association, Men’s Garden Club & Women’s Garden Club. 

The annual spring garden tour is sponsored by the Historic Indian Village Association and can be enjoyed on JUNE 9TH, or 10th 2018 FROM 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM. On-Site, Day Of Tour Tickets: Tour-day Tickets will be available at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8625 E. Jefferson Avenue, and Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church, 2411 Iroquois Ave., and at Nichols Elementary School, 3000 Burns Ave., both Saturday and Sunday.

The annual spring home and garden tour will be an event you will not want to miss. Bring your family and loved ones and enjoy the enchanting history and presence  of one of Detroit’s most alluring historic communities and settings. Join in the neighborhood and celebrate Detroit’s Indian Village.

~ Eric Goosen

 

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