2021 Loft Tour with Madison Main Street Program

Historic loft tour of beautiful downtown hidden gems!

2021 Loft Tour with Madison Main Street Program

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Madison Main Street Program

Tour Information

This self-guided tour will provide you access to seven rarely seen, upper story spaces situated in beautiful downtown Madison. Use this app to get an in-depth look at these historic spaces. Here you will learn more about the building's owners, both past and present, the previous building uses, and get the inside scoop on what to look out for while on the tour!

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What You'll See on the Tour

Henry Heise and wife Anna were here milling flour at the “Wholesale Flour and Feed Dealers” from 1903 until 1912.  Clarence D. Moreland sold wholesale produce here from 1914 until 1939.  On Dec. 13, 1916, The Madison Daily Herald repo... Read more
The Shipley's Tavern building, 322 West Street, is an iconic downtown Madison landmark.  This building began life in 1867 as the Cincinnati Saloon and has been a tavern ever since.  The building has the second oldest liquor license in Ind... Read more
This building was probably built to be a livery stable. The 1859 city directory lists it as McCubbin and Sons Livery. Later it was called a livery and sale barn. In the 1880s it was the Fashion Livery run by W.C. Watt. Louis Eisenhardt.  A... Read more
Perhaps the most notable commercial building on Main Street is the Masonic Building at 217-219 East Main Street. Constructed from 1871 to 1872, it is a rare example of the Second Empire style in Madison. John Temperly, a second-generation M... Read more
In 1860 when this building was built, Madison was full of horses and carriages, not cars.  A Livery Stable was where the horses and carriages were stored.  The front door was not a ‘Man door’ then, but a rounded large carriage entranc... Read more
This sweet trio of buildings-407-409-411- are some of the oldest buildings on Main street, dating from roughly 1840. The first City Directory listing for 409, our Loft Tour site, is in 1887-8 as the Trinity ME Church with Reverend Wells as ... Read more
Since 1870 this Italianate storefront has been anchoring the Madison West End businesses. From 1870 to 1945 it was a neighborhood grocery store and meat market.  When this building was built there were more than 25 groceries in downtown Ma... Read more


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