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Indianapolis Water Company Aqueduct on Fall Creek
Water; Indianapolis Water Company
Lifeboat Being Unloaded from a Train During the 1937 Flood
Floods; Lifeboats; Disaster relief; Disasters; Railroads; Boats; Pennsylvania Railroad
Men hold on to the side of the railroad car as they lower the boat into the flood water. The boat has equipment in it and says U.S. Coast Guard on the side. The house nearby has water up to the first floor...
Men Unloading a Lifeboat from a Train During the 1937 Flood
Floods; Lifeboats; Disasters; Boats; Railroads; Pennsylvania Railroad
Men wearing tall boots or waders are pushing the lifeboat off the railroad car into the flood water. A man in the foreground holds onto a rope tied to the boat. In the background near a house are two other...
Indianapolis Fire Department Headquarters
Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Water towers; Bell towers; Horses; Automobiles
The brick and stone fire station is dated 1872. A bell tower is on one side of it. A man is looking out of a second story window. The fire equipment is on wagons pulled by horses. Some of the firemen are...
Real Silk Hosiery Company
Hosiery industry; Factories; Industrial facilities; Neighborhoods; Water towers; Automobiles; Houses
View across a street towards the Real Silk Hosiery Company. Some of the windows on the building are open. A water tower is on the roof. The factory is located in a neighborhood with two-story wooden homes....
Eli Lilly Company Building
Eli Lilly and Company; Buildings; Pharmaceutical industry; Water towers
View of the four-story brick Eli Lilly building. Trucks are parked at the delivery entrance along the side. A water tower with the word Lilly on it can be seen behind the building.
Goldstein's Department Store
Department stores; Buildings; Automobiles; Window displays; Water towers
View of Goldstein's Department Store which expands across four interconnected buildings. People walk along the sidewalk and automobiles are parked along the curb. Display windows can be seen on the first...
Westinghouse Electric Company
Industrial facilities; Electric household appliances industry; Water towers; Street railroad tracks
View of the Westinghouse Electric Company factory. Streetcar tracks can be seen in the road. A water tower is on the roof.
Fountain in Woodruff Place
Fountains; Water; Neighborhoods; Gardens
View of the fountain located on Middle Drive in Woodruff Place. Water is spraying from the top. A garden area is off to the right of the fountain.
Rhodius Park Swimming Pool
Swimming pools; Water slides; Sports & recreation facilities
View of the swimming pool at Rhodius Park. The building is shaped like a stadium and no water is in the pool. There are slides and diving platforms. The building is dated 1924.
Banks; Buildings; Water towers
View of the eleven story Meyer-Kiser Bank Building. Nathan's is next door. A water tower can be seen off to the right of the bank and the Indianapolis skyline is visible in the distance.
View of the Water Company Building, Columbia Club and American Central Life Insurance Building
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.)
By the early 1950s, the Indianapolis Water Company planned to vacate the offices on the Circle and build an operations center outside of downtown. A sledgehammer ceremony occurred in January 1958, marking...
Marvel Gas Company Booth at Home Show, 1924
Stoves; Appliances; Water heaters; Exhibit booths
Various gas appliances are shown including stoves and hot water heaters. A table with two chairs is in the center of the booth.
Pump House at Fort Benjamin Harrison
Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.); Pumping stations; Water towers; Soldiers; Carts & wagons
View of the pump house at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Soldiers stand beside a wagon in front of the pump house. A water tower in behind the building. The building is located at 5742 N. Post Road.
Two Horses at a Water Fountain
Horses; Fountains; Streets
Two horses stand at a water fountain along a street.
People Riding in Canoes
Canoes; Canoeists; Dwellings; Rivers; Aquatic sports
Several canoes are out on the water. Most of the canoes have two people in them and are near the bank. Cottages can be seen through the trees.
View of Northeast Quadrant of Monument Circle
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Political posters; Political elections; Clubs; Churches; Banks
A Hughes and Fairbanks campaign banner hangs from the top of the Columbia Club. On the next floor down hangs an American flag. To the left is Christ Church Cathedral. On the right is the Indianapolis Water...
DePew Fountain in University Park
Parks; Fountains; Sculpture
The fountain has a maiden standing on the top, and other statues dancing around the lower level. Water flows from the top spilling down to shells mounted on the lower level. Statues of fish in the pool...
Rescue Boats During the 1937 Flood
Floods; Lifeboats; Disasters; Boats
People on dry land watch as two boats approach. One of the boats has several people in it. Flood water is nearly up to the roofs of buidings in the area. The customer card describes this as Pennsylvania...
Culver Military Academy Boat #75 During the 1937 Flood
Floods; Lifeboats; Boats; African Americans
A lifeboat from Culver Military Academy is full of African American passengers. A young man standing in the rear of the boat wears a letter sweater, cap and gloves. The flood water is nearly to the roof...
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