Barnard House - 5543 University Avenue

Irvington Neighborhood Biking Tour

Barnard House - 5543 University Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1908

Architecture Style: Queen Anne

Key Features:

  • Double Front Porch
  • Clapboard Siding
  • Double Hung Windows

Harry and Marion Barnard moved into this house about 1908. Mr. Barnard was the food and drug commissioner for the State of Indiana and he frequently made the news for closing down bakeries or other unsanitary food establishments. Mrs. Barnard was an active suffragist and club woman in Irvington.

Numerous other families and individuals have lived in this home including Guy Shadinger. Dr. Shadinger was a chemistry professor at Butler University, and in 1925, he was named the most handsome professor on campus.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Irvington Neighborhood Biking Tour


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