Charles Cross House - 322 Downey Avenue

Irvington Neighborhood Biking Tour

Charles Cross House - 322 Downey Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Year Built: Circa 1898

Architecture Style: American Four Square with Shinge Influences

Key Features:

  • Bay Windows
  • Decorative Trim
  • Shingles

The Grubb-McFarland-Cross House was built around 1898. It combines influences of the Shingle Style (a late 19th century style; note the characteristic shingles on the flat walls) with a new type which was just emerging, the American Four Square (square boxy design; popular 1910-1930).

A series of early owners held this house, including Charles and Laura Lott Cross from 1913 to 1931. Mr. Cross was a prominent real estate speculator and is thought to have built several homes in Irvington.

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


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