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Columbia Club Renovation, ca. 1925
Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Construction; Winter; Snow; Scaffolding
The glamorous new clubhouse included a curving marble stairway, Turkish bath, seven-foot Apollo grand piano, walnut paneling, and chairs of English leather. The total cost of the building was more than...
Illinois Building Just Before It was Completed, December 16, 1925
Illinois Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Construction; G.C. Murphy; Variety stores; Office buildings; Storefronts; Stores & shops; Stonework
In December 1925 the Illinois Building was nearing completion. This view shows the exterior lights have not been installed, wood covers the windows along the street and the Market Street entrance is covered...
Corner of Meridian and Washington Streets, Indianapolis, 1925
Business districts; Monuments & memorials; Office buildings; Streets; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
View along Meridian Street towards the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and Monument Circle. Office buildings and cars line the street.
Indiana State House, 1925
Capitols; Government facilities; Domes
View of the Indiana State House showing the south and east entrances. One of the windows in the dome is open.
Portrait of Governor Edward Jackson
Jackson, Ed, 1873-1954; Portraits; Governors; Politicians
In 1924, the Klan backed gubernatorial candidate Ed Jackson and influenced state government. In 1925, when the Governor refused to pardon him; Stephenson gave information about the Klan's role in state...
Fireplace at the Columbia Club
Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Fireplaces
The men's lounge showcased this imposing fireplace of ornamental brick with a mantel of Italian travertine marble. Noted sculptor, Alexander Sangernebo is said to have carved the medieval figures and walnut...
Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The new clubhouse brought several famous guests to the Columbia Club. In 1926, Her Majesty, Queen Marie of Romania and her royal entourage occupied the entire fifth-floor of the Club during her stay in...
Automobiles; Buildings; Theaters
Zaring Theatre located at 2741 Central Avenue. It opened November 2, 1925 and showed movies. It was said to be the second theater in America with an Egyptian motif. The theatre was razed 1968-1969.
Rubush & Hunter Architectural Drawing of the Illinois Building, 1925
Illustrations; Illinois Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Rubush & Hunter (Firm); Architectural drawing; Office buildings
This drawing of the Illinois Building shows how Rubush & Hunter visualized the finished building in 1925.
Sign Advertising the Illinois Building, 1925
Illinois Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Rubush & Hunter (Firm); Signs (Notices); Construction; Traffic police; Traffic signs & signals; Scaffolding
A sign on the site advertised the Illinois Building and its amenities while it was under construction in 1925. A traffic policeman stands with his stop-and-go sign in the foreground.
Christ Church, Columbia Club and the Board of Trade Building
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.)
In 1925 the Columbia Club had a new building designed by club members Preston C. Rubush and Edgar O. Hunter.
View Up North Meridian Street from Monument Circle
Churches; English Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Looking up North Meridian Street the Board of Trade Building is an attractive neighbor behind the church. The English Hotel was across the street. [ca. 1925]
Parking Garage in the Test Building
Parking garages; Test Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Office buildings
The Test Building was one of the earliest parking garages in the city, accommodating two hundred automobiles. This view of the parking garage shows the tile used to decorate the interior walls. 
Continental Bank Building, Interior View of the Lobby in 1925
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Continental Bank Building; Banks; Lobbies; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Architectural elements
The Continental Bank Building lobby shows what a grand and impressive building it was inside as well as out. The nine-story structure measured 109 feet from the first floor to the roof. 
Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Libraries; Columns; Cornices; Automobiles
View of the Greek-style Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. The building is constructed of Indiana limestone and has carved stone cornices. Steps lead up to the entrance where there is a row of...
President Benjamin Harrison's Grave
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901--Death & burial; Monuments & memorials; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Graves
The monument has some decorative carving on it. Harrison's birth and death dates are given along with his accomplishments. In front of the monument are the headstones for Harrison and his wife.
Market Street in Front of Tomlinson Hall
Farmers' markets; Traffic congestion; Farm produce; Melons; Traffic police; Traffic signs & signals
Vendors' stands are on both sides of the street. They have fabric coverings over the booths. Produce is in bushel baskets and crates, piled on makeshift tables, and on the ground. The area is very congested...
Highland Golf and Country Club
Country clubs; Social & civic facilities; Swimming pools; Swimmers; Bathing suits; Children swimming; Diving; Sports & recreation facilities
A shallow, circular swimming pool is in the foreground. Several adults look on and watch the children playing in the water. Behind the wading pool, a crowd can be seen gathered around a diving pool. Two...
Grocery Store Interior
Grocery stores; Interiors; Stores & shops; Food; Bread; Farm produce; Cash registers; Grocers
Food items and baskets are displayed in glass cases and on shelves. Fresh produce is displayed in open baskets on a table. Wrapped loaves of bread are stacked on the countertop. The cash register is on...
Standard Bicycles and "Bone Shakers" on the Steps of the State Capital Building
Bicycles & tricycles; Clubs; Capitols; Clothing & dress; Men
A group of men pose with their bicycles on the steps of the State Capital. Most are wearing knickers with matching jackets and caps. Most of the bicycles have large front wheels and very small back wheels....
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