Bona Thompson Memorial Center - 5350 University Avenue

Irvington Neighborhood Biking Tour

Bona Thompson Memorial Center - 5350 University Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: 1903

Architecture Style: Neoclassical

Key Features:

  • Doric Columns
  • Highly Decorated Pediment over Elaborate Door Surround
  • Symmetrical Aesthetic
  • Fully Arched Windows

The Bona Thompson Center is home to the Irvington Historical Society. It is a historic building on the original Butler University campus and was designed by Henry H. Dupont and Jesse T. Johnson. It was constructed in 1903, during the period from 1875 to 1928 when Irvington was the home of Butler University.

Except for the library and former university president's home, Benton House, all the other Butler University buildings in Irvington have been demolished.

To learn more about the activities of the Irvington Historical Society, Check out their website:

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


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