Daily Archive: January 6, 2022

1st home built 100 years ago still stands

Andrea Estes, a lifelong Hoosier, has walked through several centerpiece homes at the Indianapolis Home Show. She had no idea she was living in one. 

The roots of her home, on North Emerson Avenue near East 13th Street, have been traced back 100 years to the first home show in 1922.  

“They built a small bungalow house inside one of the buildings at the fairgrounds,” said Brent Keller, vice president of Marketplace Events and a former home show manager. “It was an advertising, fun way to show people what they could have. That’s what started everything 100 years ago.” 


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