Detroit - Indian Village
Indian Village is a historic Detroit neighborhood filled with many architecturally significant homes built throughout the 20th century by some of the time period's most talented architects and several thriving community organizations.
Indian Village is a historic neighborhood located on the east side of Detroit and listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is considered one of the city’s hallmark residential communities that today consists of more than 350 homes, six churches, and four schools.
The neighborhood is filled with many architecturally significant homes built throughout the 20th century by some of the time period’s most talented architects, such as Albert Kahn, Louis Kamper, and William Stratton, for some of the area’s most prominent citizens, including Edsel Ford and Henry Leland.
Indian Village is home to a very active, close-knit community and neighborhood organizations, including the Historic Indian Village Association, Men’s Garden Club, and Woman’s Garden Club. The Historic Indian Village Association was formed in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the continued development of Historic Indian Village as a prestigious residential district. The neighborhood also hosts an annual Home and Garden Tour, the second oldest tour of its kind in Michigan, a neighborhood-wide yard sale, a holiday home tour, and many other community events.
Neighborhood residents created the Centennial Garden in 1995 to commemorate Indian Village’s 100th anniversary. It was designed by landscape architect Nancy Harris to resemble a century-old Victorian garden, replete with plantings typical of that period and is maintained by the Indian Village Men’s and Woman’s Garden Clubs. Keys to the Garden gate are obtained by becoming a paid member of either the Historic Indian Village Association or the Indian Village Men’s and Woman’s Garden Clubs. The neighborhood also has a designated Greenspace, consisting of three lots behind the Indian Village Market that is maintained by community volunteer assistance.
Though Indian Village is a residential neighborhood, its close proximity to West Village allows access to plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment.