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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Churches; Irvington (Indianapolis, Ind.); Religious facilities; Catholics--Indiana--Irvington
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was founded in Irvington in 1909 and a small chapel was built. The parish grew quickly and by 1915 a new building including a school was finished. In 1927, during the Ku Klux...
Plat of the Town of Indianapolis
Maps; City planning; Plats; Planning drawings
Commonly known as 'the Mile Square," the original plat of Indianapolis was created in 1821 by surveyor Alexander Ralston. Ralston assisted with the surveying and mapping of Washington, D.C. and his plan...
Police stations; Architecture; Columns; Municipal government; Facades
Exterior view of a three story Neo-classical building. The facade has two sets of Ionic columns, triangular and lunate pediments and a decorative cornice. There are two inscriptions on the facade; "City...
Police Precinct Station No. 1
Police stations; Police; Uniforms; Bicycles & tricycles; Fences; Roofs; Gables; Houses; Porches
One story house with two police officers posed with their bicycles in front. There is an iron rod fence along the front of the house, and a sign nailed to a tree which reads, " Police Precinct Station...
Police Precinct Station No. 2
Police stations; Police; Uniforms; Chimneys; Bicycles & tricycles; Gables; Roofs; Houses
Two story house with two police officers and a gentleman posing in front of the porch. The two officers each hold on to a bicycle. The house has a gabled roof with decorative wood elements and two brick...
Police Precinct Station No. 4
Police stations; Police; Houses; Roofs; Gables; Porches; Bicycles & tricycles; Uniforms
One story house with two police officers and a gentleman posing in front of the porch. Both officers hold on to bicycles, while the gentleman in the middle stands on the front step. There is a sign on...
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...
Ringling Bros. Circus advertisement
Circuses & shows; Circus performers; Circus parades; Circus animals; Horse shows; Tents; Trailers; Advertisements
An advertisement for the "Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows". The advertisement promotes the "Great Balkani Troupe: A Gorgeous Oriental Equestrian Sensation". The advertisement is full of circus imagery...
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.
Rose Melville -- "Sis Hopkins"
Automobiles; Women; Convertible automobiles
View of a woman driving in a convertible with the top back. The car is in front of a repair and storage business.
Shoppers Waiting for Block's Department Store to Open
William H. Block Department Store; Department stores; Storefronts; Crowds; Shopping; Sidewalks; Vonnegut and Bohn (Firm)
Shoppers wait patiently on the sidewalk for the store to open for a big sale in 1924.
Sidewalk in Front of the English Hotel
Hotels; Business districts; Buses; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Transportation; Storefronts; Stores & shops; English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.); English Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.); African Americans
Small businesses located in the English Hotel benefited from the bus stop in front of it. As people waited for their bus they could shop at the bakery, dress shop, Pen Shop or other stores.
Southeast quadrant of Monument Circle, 1955
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Circle Tower Building; Indianapolis Power & Light Company; Circle Theater; art deco; theaters
The southeast quadrant of the Circle as it appeared in 1955. The Circle Tower Building and Indianapolis Power and Light dwarf the Circle Theater.
Buildings; Clippings; Business districts; Churches
View of Square 36 with a caption that reads ". . . which is soon to be cleared to make way for the erection of the New Federal Building." The image comes from the August 31, 1901 edition of the Indianapolis...
Squirrel on a Tree
Photo shows the trunk of a tree with a squirrel sitting on a broken branch eating a nut.
St. Clair Theatre
Theaters; Billboards; Department stores
The theater is located next to Sablosky's Department Store and McCallum's Market. A billboard on the roof advertises the facility.
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.
Strings of Lights Decorate the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 1962
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christmas; Christmas decorations; Christmas trees; Business districts; Holidays
The first year that lights were strung on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was 1962.
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.
The new Block's store at Illinois and Market Streets designed by Vonnegut and Bohn architects, 1911.
William H. Block Department Store; Department stores; Storefronts; Vonnegut and Bohn (Firm)
Encouraged by the foot traffic coming from the new Traction Terminal, local store owner William H. Block decided to build a store at the corner of Illinois and West Market streets. Larger than his first...
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