4934 West 15th Street

Old Speedway City

4934 West 15th Street

Speedway, Indiana 46224, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1912

Architecture Style: Gable Front House

Key Features:

  • Clapboard and Fish Scale Siding
  • Cross-Gabled
  • Decorative Brackets

This was the former home of Lem Trotter a real estate agent with Speedway Realty Company. This company selected the site for Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Speedway City.

He purchased additional acreage, laid out, & platted the original Speedway City boundaries -- Main Street to Winton Avenue, 10th Street to 16th Street.

Roger Ward, a 2-time winner (1959 & 1962) of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. He completed 15 Indianapolis 500 starts. Many racecar mechanics and drivers stayed here in the mid-1960s.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Old Speedway City


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