Memory Bank: Selling fruit at the corner of Washington and Meridian streets in 1893

The corner of Washington and Meridian streets has, of course, changed substantially over the years. But even in this photo, believed to have been taken in 1893, the intersection was a vibrant commercial corridor. The boy with the fruit cart is standing on the south side of Washington Street, with Meridian Street behind him. A cigar shop and F.M. Herron Jewelers in the background are where the King Cole building (itself 105 years old) now sits. The bookshop sits where a Chipotle franchise is now located.

Source: Indiana Historical Society

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