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Downtown Indianapolis with Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Distance
Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.); Business districts; Monuments & memorials
View of a portion of the business district in Indianapolis with the Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument towering in the distance. In the far background the tower of the county courthouse can...
Moynahan Apartment Building
Apartment houses; Automobiles; Buildings
View of an apartment building located at 412 North Alabama Street. A car is parked in front of the building.
Interior of the Propylaeum
China--Foreign relations--United States--1644-1912; Pu Lun, Crown Prince of China--Travel--Indiana; Royal visitors--Indiana--Indianapolis; Visits of state--Indiana--Indianapolis; Dining rooms; Dining tables; Fireplaces; Buffets (Furniture); Chairs; Windows; Interiors
The following day the Prince visited Tudor Hall and Mrs. May Sewall’s school and residence. A “monster reception” was held at the Propylaeum with 4,000 women attending. Everywhere the prince went...
Riverside Park in 1913 Flood
Floods; Storms; Disasters; Roller coasters; Parks
Aerial view of flooding at Riverside Park. Most of the amusement park is under water. The flood waters are so high that parts of the roller coaster are submerged.
The Billiard Room at the Commercial Club
Commercial Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Billiard rooms; Billiards; Business people
The Club was also intended to be a social vehicle for members. Beginning in 1903, they held “smokers," or informal gatherings with a featured speaker for members several times a year. In 1905, the tradition...
Jefferson Avenue, Indianapolis, Tornado Damage, 1927
American Red Cross; Disasters; American Red Cross. Indianapolis Area Chapter; Tornadoes; Storms; Neighborhoods; Red Cross--Indiana
Two major natural disasters occurred in Indiana between World Wars I and II. In 1927, a tornado struck downtown Indianapolis, and in 1937, the Ohio-Mississippi flood severely damaged portions of Southern...
Jeffersonville Station in Flood, 1937
American Red Cross; Floods; Disasters; Red Cross--Indiana; Clark County (Ind.)
Two major natural disasters occurred between World Wars I and II. In 1927, a tornado struck downtown Indianapolis, and in 1937, the Ohio-Mississippi flood severely damaged portions of Southern Indiana....
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...
Race Fans Boarding Buses to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Buses; Bus terminals; Transportation; Traction Terminal Shed (Indianapolis, Ind.)
May in Indianapolis means the 500 Mile Race, and the traction terminal made it easy on passengers to go to the track. In this 1940 image passengers could take a twenty-five-cent express bus to Speedway...
Old Pyle Home and Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Churches; Business enterprises; Advertisements
Over the years, Christ Church has had several different neighbors. In this 1905 photograph, the Old Pyle Home is located on the corner of Ohio and Meridian Streets. A tailor shop and a business selling...
Greyhound Buses at the Traction Terminal Shed
Buses; Bus terminals; Transportation; Traction Terminal Shed (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Interurban use declined in the 1930s, and several lines were abandoned. Buses started sharing the shed with interurbans. In 1931 three of the nine tracks were paved and used for bus traffic. By 1943, Greyhound...
Taxis at the Traction Terminal Shed
Transportation; Taxicabs; Traction Terminal Shed (Indianapolis, Ind.); Street railroad facilities
As with interurbans, automobiles were also gaining popularity by 1910. In this image, taxi cars lined the street next to the Terminal Building waiting to pick up passengers.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Racetracks (Automobile racing)--Indiana--Indianapolis; Racing automobiles; Sports; Pagodas; Crowds
After lying dormant during World War II, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had a resurgence with new owner Tony Hulman. Several renovations to the track and grounds in the late 1940s brought a renewed interest...
Leedy Manufacturing Building Before the Final Additions
Leedy Manufacturing Company; Musical instruments; Musical instrument industry
Leedy’s success in building snare drums, bass drums, mallets, traps, cases, and other items was evident in the rate of expansion of the Leedy facility. In 1910, a three story building was constructed...
Fall Creek Boulevard Scene
Commercial Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Fall Creek
The Club wanted not only to attract outside interests to the city, but also to promote civic pride amongst their fellow citizens. They believed that a city park system was one avenue, as well as working...
Christ Church Cathedral and the Morrison Home
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Business districts
In 1856 the Christ Church congregation hired architect William Tinsley to design a new church. The congregation held its first worship service in the new building on May 22, 1859. The new building cost...
World's Largest Drum
Purdue University; Musical instruments; Musical instrument industry; Drum; Leedy Manufacturing Company
Leedy’s drums were all fine examples of handmade craftsmanship, but perhaps one of their most notable creations was the world’s largest drum, commissioned by Purdue University in 1921. Leedy went to...
Monument Circle in the Late 1970s
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Office buildings; Business districts
Bricked sidewalks and modern light fixtures were added to the Circle in the early 1970s. Christ Church Cathedral was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Drawing of the first Christ Church Episcopal on the Circle
Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Drawings; Churches; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
This is a drawing of the first Christ Church on the Circle. Dedicated in 1838, it was the first Episcopalian church in Indianapolis. [ca.1850s]
Columbia Club with Hughes and Fairbanks Banner
Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Indianapolis Water Company (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indiana boasted two vice presidential nominees in the 1916 election. Columbia Club member Charles W. Fairbanks was running mate with Charles Evans Hughes on the Republican ticket. Fellow Hoosier, Thomas...
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