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Illinois Building and the Test Building Sit Side by Side on West Market Street, 1927
Illinois Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Test Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Architectural decorations & ornaments; Office buildings; Horse teams; Storefronts; Stonework; Stores & shops
The Illinois Building and the Test Building sit side by side on West Market Street, separated by a narrow alley in this 1927 view. Both buildings have similar architectural elements and style.
Circle Hall Building
Office buildings; Schools; City & town halls; Carriages & coaches
Signs on the building indicate that it housed a millinery, sign painter, College of Music, and School of Art. The building also served as city hall. A flight of stairs on the side of the building leads...
Meridian Life Building
Office buildings; Traffic signs & signals; Newspaper industry
View of the Meridian Life Building. The front of the building has light colored stone and ornate work along the roofline. A sign on the side of the building advertises Lenox Pianos. The Indianapolis Star...
Madam C. J. Walker Building
Restaurants; Theaters; Office buildings; Business districts; Walker Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919
The Walker building was erected in 1927, eight years after the death of Madam C.J. Walker. The flat iron building included a theater, drug store, manufacturing company, beauty shop, ballroom, and offices....
Test Building, Home of the Circle Motor Inn
Test Building (Indianapolis, Ind.); Test, Skiles Edward, 1889-1964; Business districts; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Parking garages
One of the most prominent buildings in the southwest quadrant is the Test Building. When it opened in 1925 the building featured a parking garage on multiple floors--a pioneering design at the time. In...
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.
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...
Consolidated Building with Keith's Theater
Office buildings; Theaters; Fire escapes
View of the fifteen-story Consolidated Building with the theater located on the ground floor. The stonework varies on the facade of the building. A fire escape extends down the front of the building next...
Indiana State Office Building and Plaza
Office buildings; Government facilities; Building construction
The State Office Building was constructed on land next to the Indiana State Library. The building and grounds are not yet completed in the image.
Odd Fellows Building
Buildings; Building construction; Organizations' facilities
View of the towering Odd Fellows building which is under construction. Several people can be seen gathered in the street near the building.
German Trust Building in the Talbott Block
Banks; Office buildings; Fire escapes; Business districts; Bicycles & tricycles; Automobiles
View of the German Trust building located on a downtown corner. A variety of businesses occupy the building along with the bank. Automobiles and bicycles are parked along the curb. A fire escape extends...
Office buildings; Skyscrapers
View of the tall, narrow Roosevelt Building located at the northeast corner of Washington and Illinois Streets. The office building towers over its neighbors.
Commercial Club Building
Office buildings; Chambers of commerce; Banks; Buildings; Automobiles
View of the Commercial Club building which housed the Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, and the Continental National Bank. The mansard roof has dormer windows. Several cars are parked around...
Commerical Block Building
Buildings; Jewelry stores; Tailor shops; Bicycles & tricycles
View of the Commercial Block building which is a flat-iron style building located at the intersection of Washington Street and Kentucky Avenue. The Lincoln Hotel was later built on this site. M. F. Smith...
Tires; Stores & shops; Automobile equipment & supplies; Tire industry; Automobiles; Signs (Notices); Buildings
The Hoosier Tire Company is located on the first floor of the building. Two cars are parked along the curb. A large sign on top of the building reads "Wimmer Building - Merchants Heat & Light Co."
Office buildings; Windows; Automobiles
View of the seven story Century Building. Rows of windows line each floor of the brick building. An arch tops the main entrance. Several cars are parked around the building.
Office buildings; Drugstores; Lampposts; Automobiles
The Jospeh T. Stokes Pharmacy is on the main level of the building. The building is narrow with an arched window centered on the fourth floor. There is some ornate stone work along the roof line. Two cars...
Bankers Trust Building
Automobiles; Buildings; Banks
View of the seven story Bankers Trust Building. Several automobiles are parked beside the building. The Hume Mansur Building can be seen in the background.
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,...
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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