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Mule Drawn Streetcar
Street-railroads--Indiana; Transportation; Mules
Mule-drawn streetcars provided public transportation in Indianapolis in the 1860s.
Washington and Illinois Streets, Indianapolis
Business districts; Transportation; Pedestrians; Street railroads; Clothing & dress
The intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets at the heart of the busy capitol city less than 100 years after its founding. The automobile has not yet taken over the streets as pedestrians and streetcars...
Union Station Grand Hall Interior with Wheel Window
Railroad facilities; Railroad stations; Railroads; Transportation; Windows
Built in 1887, Union Station is shown with the opening to a tunnel used by streetcars before elevated tracks were built. This interior view shows the Grand Hall.
Union Station Streetcar Tunnel
Railroad facilities; Railroad stations; Tunnels; Transportation
Built in 1887, Union Station is shown with the opening to a tunnel used by streetcars before elevated tracks were built. The interior view shows the Grand Hall. The wheel window can be seen in both images....
Traction Terminal, Indianapolis
Electric railroads; Transportation; Railroad facilities; Railroads; Railroad stations
Built in 1904, the nine-track train shed of the Traction Terminal in Indianapolis once saw 600 interurban electric trains per day and carried 7 million passengers a year as well as freight.
Antioch Platform and Interurban Passenger Shelter
Railroad facilities; Railroad stations; Railroad tracks; Transportation; Transportation facilities
This track through Clinton County was part of a 2,400-mile network of interurban lines that reached the Traction Terminal, earning Indianapolis the title of Interurban Capital of the World.
Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Freight Engine #3 at Indianapolis
Locomotives; Railroads; Transportation
Terre Haute Indianapolis & Eastern freight steeplecab switching locomotive #3 was used at the White River power plant in Indianapolis where it hauled coal cars. It was built at the company’s shops in...
Railroads; Electric railroads; Transportation
City in Transition
Transportation; Office buildings; Traction Terminal Building (Indianapolis, Ind.)
As depicted in this 1905 image, Indianapolis was a city in transition with the varying modes of transportation. Notice the horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, automobile, and interurbans all found on the same...
New Fleet of Trackless Trolley Buses in Front of the Indiana State House, 1932
Indiana State Capitol (Indianapolis, Ind.); Trolley buses; Transportation; Street railroad tracks; Transportation; Indianapolis Railways, Inc.
The Indianapolis Railways began replacing their electric streetcars with trackless trolley buses in 1932. Resembling buses, but powered by electric motors attached to wires overhead, the trackless trolleys...
People Waiting for Transportation
Crowds; Transportation; Buses; Railroads; Raincoats; Rain; Umbrellas; Vending stands
A crowd is waiting in an area where buses and trains are boarded. People are wearing raincoats and holding umbrellas. Vendors' stands are in the background. The train has the Red Cross symbol on one of...
L.S. Ayres & Company
Buildings; Automobiles; Department stores; Water towers; Business districts; Railroad tracks; Street railroad tracks; L.S. Ayres Department Store; Transportation
Fred Ayres continued expanding the store occupying land from Washington Street down to Pearl, and adding air-conditioning and escalators. He helped start the Retail Research Association, later called the...
Wagon Train on the National Road
Wagon trains; Ox teams; Dirt roads; Ruts; Transportation; Travel; Dogs
Illustration of oxen pulling covered wagons and people walking along the National Road. The man in the foreground carries a stick to guide the oxen. There are deep ruts in the road. A dog in the foreground...
Washington and Illinois Streets
Street railroads; Business districts; Pedestrians; Children & adults; Clothing & dress
The intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets was the heart of the busy capitol city less than 100 years after its founding. The automobile has not yet taken over the streets as pedestrians and streetcars...
Parry Buggy Co.
Factories; Smokestacks; Transportation industry
Aerial view of the Parry Buggy Co. factory buildings. Smokestacks can be seen in the distance.
Buses; Garages; Transportation facilities
View of a Greyhound Lines bus, with a destination sign for Indianapolis-Detroit on the front. The bus is parked outside of a bus garage.
Columbia Theatre, formerly the Empire Theatre
Theaters; Business districts; Transportation
In the early 1890s, Leedy began spending more time in Indianapolis, where he had a job playing in the orchestra at the Empire Theatre, and moonlighted at other events and theatres. The Empire Theatre is...
Pu Lun, Crown Prince of China--Travel--Indiana; Royal visitors--Indiana--Indianapolis; Visits of state--Indiana--Indianapolis; China--Foreign relations--United States--1644-1912; Claypool Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.); Hotels; Streets; Business districts; Transportation
The Prince and his party occupied 11 rooms at the Claypool Hotel, facing Washington St. While the prince was out seeing the city, other members of his party spent time on the small balconies of the hotel...
Replica of the U.S.S. Kearsarge on Display in Front of the Indiana State Capitol Building in 1893
Grand Army of the Republic; Fortune, William, 1863-1942; Indiana State Capitol (Indianapolis, Ind.); Ships; Gunboats; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Transportation; U.S.S. Kearsarge
Fortune’s leadership role in the Commercial Club led to the establishment for the new charter for Indianapolis, improvements to the city’s roads, and also to increasing tourism numbers. In 1893, Fortune...
William H. Block Store
William H. Block Department Store; Department stores--Indiana--Indianapolis; Window displays; Business districts; Transportation
During the Depression there were cost-cutting measures and smaller shows. The Salon was able to expand however when the W.H. Block Co. held the first Indianapolis version of the Hoosier Salon in April...
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