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View of the Southwest Quadrant of Monument Circle in 1916
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Guaranty Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Business districts; Storefronts
The view shows the future site of the Guaranty Building in 1916. The three-story building on the far left was home to a variety of businesses. The Guaranty Building was the second building to be constructed...
Circle Theater Under Construction in 1916
Circle Theater; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Rubush & Hunter (Firm); Construction; Construction workers
The Circle Theater is shown here under construction. Noted Indianapolis architects Rubush and Hunter’s elaborate new theater created a new look for this area of the Circle. By the end of the next decade...
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.
Street Corner with Tracks
Street railroad tracks; Buildings; Construction; Dry goods stores
View of an intersection with several sets of streetcar tracks. There is construction underway at the corner opposite the Hibben, Hollweg & Co. Dry Goods store.
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...
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.
State Fairgrounds Coliseum Explosion
American Red Cross; American Red Cross. Indianapolis Area Chapter; Indiana State Fairgrounds (Indianapolis, Ind.); Explosions; Disaster relief; Disasters
In 1966 the Indianapolis Chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary. They continued the work of assisting the military and their families in a fourth war -- the Vietnam conflict. Disaster work at home had...
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...
Neighborhoods; Indianapolis, Ind.; Restaurants; Howard Johnson's Restaurant
By the end of the 1950s, the population of Indianapolis had grown by almost 50,000 people. The decade brought new industries and jobs. New buildings and schools became part of the landscape. It saw an...
Tee Pee Drive-In Restaurant
Tee Pee Drive-In Restaurant; Restaurants; Indianapolis, Ind.
Although drive-in restaurants came to Indianapolis as early as the 1930s, their popularity soared during the 1950s. Drive-ins, such as Al Greens, the Pole, the Parkmoor, and the Tee Pee, were fixtures...
Liberty Loan Parade, Red Cross Float, Meridian Street, Indianapolis
American Red Cross; Disasters; American Red Cross. Indianapolis Area Chapter; Red Cross--Indiana; War work; Parades & processions; Patriotism; World War, 1914-1918--Indiana--Indianapolis; World War, 1914-1918, American Red Cross; World War, 1914-1918
Members of the Indianapolis Area Chapter of the Red Cross continued their work at home, participating in the Liberty Loan Parade of April 6, 1918. This type of large-scale event, with decorated floats...
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....
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...
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...
Commercial Club Building
Business districts; Commercial Club building; Commercial Club (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Seeing the success of Commercial Clubs in other cities, Lilly and Fortune decided to form one in Indianapolis. They successfully pitched the idea to other business and civic leaders, and on February 8,...
Exterior of the Empire Garage
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...
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...
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