The Meridian Park neighborhood will present a tour of eight homes, four gardens and several vintage automobiles July 8-9, noon-5 p.m. The tour’s “centennial” theme will recognize many homes built between 1906 and 1910, including the nationally-recognized Tuckaway home. Tuckaway is an Arts & Crafts bungalow, built in 1906 and renovated in 1910 for fashion designer George Phillip Meier and internationally-renowned palm reader Nellie Simmons Meier. The home was visited by many 20th century notables, including Walt Disney, Carol Lombard, Mary Pickford, James Whitcomb Riley, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Gershwin and more. (For more on Tuckaway, see http://www.nuvo.net/archive/oldarts/articlex261.html.)
The suggested starting point for the tour is Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N. Meridian St. Tickets are $10 in advance through Marsh and O’Malia’s, and will be available for $13 the day of the tour at the church. For more information, call 317-931-9236 or go to www.historicmeridianpark.org.