Indiana Landmarks Home Tour in Muncie, May 30, 2015
By Jen Thomas
On behalf of Indiana Landmarks
Indiana Landmarks’ annual “Back to the Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour” on May 30, 2015, will feature five standout homes on the north and west sides of Muncie, Indiana.
The homes, which were built between 1948 and 1972, exhibit classic mid-century features including open floor plans, expansive use of glass, natural materials, and integration with surrounding landscapes.
One of the five—the Graham House on Briar Avenue—remains in the original family, now owned by the son and daughter-in-law of the architect who built it for his family in 1948.
A 1972 house on the tour was designed for his family by Charles Sappenfield, the first and long-time dean of the Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Mid-century homes opening for the May 30 Back to the Future tour include:
• Benham House (1950) owned by Steve Austin, 204 North Winthrop Road
• Sursa House (1963) owned by Sandra and Eric Damian Kelly, 3410 West University Avenue
• Graham House (1948), owned by Greg and Linda Graham, 1104 North Briar Avenue
• Sappenfield House (1972), owned by Melanie Schreiner, 2322 West Berwyn Road
• Fisk House (1972), owned by James and Nancy Morris, 2307 West Norwood Drive
In the driveway of each house, an automobile of a similar vintage will be displayed by Indiana Automotive, another affinity group of Indiana Landmarks. The cars range from a 1948 Lincoln Continental to a 1973 Ford Mustang.
The home tour runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour.
Indiana Landmarks and its Indiana Modern affinity group, sponsors of the tour and lecture, work to protect Modernist buildings and foster appreciation for the landmarks of the era. Back to the Future tour is staged with support from Chilluffo Media and AXIS Architecture + Interiors, both of Indianapolis, and INGUARD, Muncie.
Back to the Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
Saturday, May 30, 1-6 p.m.
Five houses in Muncie. Day of tour ticket sales and shuttle service originates at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 West Riverside Ave.
$15 per person in advance. Buy tickets in advance at Indiana Landmarks Center and Form+Function in Indianapolis or online atbttfhometour15.eventbrite.com.
$20 per person on May 30, 1-6 pm at tour headquarters, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 West Riverside Ave., in Muncie, and at each tour home.
Presented by Indiana Landmarks and its Indiana Modern affinity group.
For more information, call Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or visithttp://indianalandmarks.org/.