2023 Loft Tour with Madison Main Street

2023 Loft Tour with Madison Main Street

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Madison Main Street Program

Tour Information


Have you ever thought, "This is a unique building, I wonder what the upstairs looks like?!" Well, this event is for you! Spend the day touring 8 unique, historic buildings in downtown Madison.

The Loft Tour, hosted by Madison Main Street, is a biennial event held on the first Saturday of October in downtown Madison from 10 AM to 4 PM. This event is not only a fundraiser for Madison Main Street, but it is your chance to see downtown from a new perspective.

The Loft Tour sites range from polished and fully furnished, renovated spaces to completely raw, untouched floor plans, full of potential. The goal of the Loft Tour is to engage the community with the upper stories or spaces tucked away in downtown Madison.


There are public restrooms located at the Comfort Station (221 W Main) The MMSP office is located 321 W Main Street. Just between Metronet and Binzer's Custome Framing.

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What You'll See on the Tour

It is believed that M. J. Child operated the West End Drug Store at this location as early as 1850. Later, the building housed the drug store of C.R. McLeland.   The building is described as “a brick structure neatly finished.”  It is... Read more
This two-story brick Italianate style commercial building was built c. 1870. The cast iron storefront, made by the Madison Machine Company, was probably added in the early 20th Century.  It has a one-story masonry addition and a one-story ... Read more
Washington Fire Company No. 2, 104 W. Third St., is Madison’s second-oldest volunteer company, having been founded on Jan. 23, 1846. It is also recognized as the oldest firehouse in continuous use in Indiana. The building is owned by the ... Read more
Built around 1880, 209 E. Main St. this three-story Italianate building has been the home to several businesses throughout its history. Of these businesses, the longest was the J F Wells & Co. furniture store. The proprietor, Frank Well... Read more
John J. Craig was in business as a wholesale and retail dealer in groceries, produce, “stuffs,” china, glass, rope and brooms, located on Main Street in Madison, opposite the Court House, according to an ad in the local Daily Evening Co... Read more
Crawdaddy Music, 128-130 E. Main St., is a two-story brick Italianate style commercial structure built around 1880.  The existing storefront is a mid-twentieth century Art Moderne addition composed of blue and grey porcelainized enamel ste... Read more
The Chandler Hotel has deep historic roots in Madison. The lot on which it stands was originally granted to William Hendricks in 1816, the year Indiana became a state as well as the year Hendricks became a U.S. Congressman. Later he was Ind... Read more
Built in one of the most popular architectural styles of the time, this 1875 Italianate building has been home to a grocery, stationery, notions (sewing items and accessories), billiards hall and cigar store among other things. If you look ... Read more


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