4946 West 15th Street

Old Speedway City

4946 West 15th Street

Speedway, Indiana 46224, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1916

Architecture Style: American Four Square

Key Features:

  • Off Center Porch
  • Decorative Leading on Windows
  • Large Hipped Dormer

This home was once owned by racecar driver Bill Vukovich Sr. He completed 5 Indianapolis 500 starts and won 1953-1954 Indy 500.

He was killed in a chain-reaction crash while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500 mile race. Both his son and grandson competed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well.

The former Principal of Speedway High School, Lawrence Thompson, also lived in this home at one point.

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


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