History of the Dewenter-Greenen House

Built in 1885 by Herman C. DeWenter, a German immigrant who became a prominent Indiana Industrialist, this unique brick residence is considered the prime example of Romanesque Revival architecture in the city. The mansion has been renovated in an elegant European turn-of-the-century motif to retain its warm ambiance with the original maple slat flooring and incomparable hand-carved cherry and mahogany woodwork. The present owner has also imported European craftsmen and artists to restore the parlor’s sculptured ceiling and hand painted murals on the walls and ceilings.

Location & Attractions

The Old Northside Bed & Breakfast is located on the periphery of Downtown Indianapolis in the Historic Old Northside. The inn is within walking distance or a short drive to The President Benjamin Harrison Home, Monument Circle, Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana Convention Center, and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. While in Indianapolis, you may want to also visit the Indianapolis Zoo, catch an Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field, eat from a wide variety of restaurants in downtown Indianapolis or visit the one of the many other attractions that Indianapolis has to offer.

A Message From Gary

I attribute our success at first being "all in" at welcoming each and every guest with the best service they have ever experienced. And second, trying to think of everything to make the experience an exceptional one. I never stop thinking about what I can add or enhance to reach that goal. The nicest people in the world come to B&B's. I know because they come here!

Reviews & Praise for Old Northside

  • Two Finnish girls could not have found a cooler place to stay on their cross country trip. Thank you for the unforgettable experience and the amazing breakfast.

    - Julia & Sonja

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. We plan on coming back whenever in Indy. You made us feel at home and we plan to spread the word to anyone coming this way.

    - Tom & Marcy Reto

  • Thank you so much for everything. What a wonderful anniversary. And you make the best oatmeal cookies ever! We hope to be back very soon!

    - John & Natalie Harris

  • Thank you so much for helping us have such a great weekend and make memories to hold us through the upcoming year apart. We will never forget this.

    - Daniel & Kristy Hall

  • This is the nicest B&B I’ve been to! We loved the beautiful old building, the hospitality and the comfort. Thanks for a great home base for our first visit to Indiana!

    - Emilio & Elena Santini

  • Gary, Thank you for the awesome hospitality and stimulating conversation. This was the “perfect venue” and “great escape from the maddening crowd.” Best!

    - Tracy & Sharon Miller