The best thing about living on the southern edge of Allen county is I get to frequently drive through Southwood Park, the most historic suburban neighborhood in Fort Wayne. As I drive down the neighborhood's curved streets, I admire the historic architecture, lovely yards and beautiful gardens. Often, I am envious of the home owners! Each house is a unique, architectural creation that is nestled in the an oak forest setting near Foster Park. At least once a week, I desire to stroll through these homes and examine each room. This summer my dream will come true and I get to tour the area's beautiful homes, lovely yards and beautiful gardens. I will attend the annual ARCH Southwood Park Home Tour on June 27. Thirteen beautiful, unique foods will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., including these three:


  • A Spanish Eclectic style home, with stucco exterior, at 1310 Sherwood Terrace.
  • A storybook house, a rough-pointed brick Tudor-inspired cottage, with a two-story chimney in the center front at 1325 Sunset Drive.
  • A tudor-style home built in 1930, with stucco and detailed-brick, located at 4628 Beaver Avenue.


Tour tickets are $12 before the tour (available online at and $15 on the day of the tour. The home tour is great date for young and older couples. Between seeing the homes, take in the silent auction, grab some lunch at food trucks, and take in art from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's Paradigm Gallery pop-up shops.