The Wood Livery Stable had been a fixture in the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle from 1834 until it moved in 1915. The spot was then demolished to make room for the Circle Theatre.
When Butler University, then in the Irvington neighborhood, bought the former Fairview Park land, Arthur Jordan donated $1 million to help pay for one of the school’s first buildings at the new campus.
In 1895, George P. Stewart and Will Porter launched a two-page church bulletin that they then turned into a weekly newspaper covering the African American community in Indianapolis.
In this photo taken July 2, 1983, Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut speaks at the United Northwest Area annual picnic and explains how federal Urban Reinvestment Task Force programs would provide money to rehabilitate homes in the neighborhood, as
People’s Outfitting Co. was a department store founded in 1893 in Detroit that opened in Indianapolis around 1899 at 133-135 W. Washington St., where it sold furniture, carpet, cameras, jewelry and household items.
This photo, taken Jan. 18, 1955, depicts the liquidation sale at the Washington Street building, which was torn down in 1959.
In 1904, a national committee of Republicans traveled to Indiana to officially tell Sen. Charles Fairbanks he would be the party’s nominee for president.
This photo of the Marion County Clerk’s Office in the old courthouse was taken Oct. 21, 1954.
This photo taken on Dec. 10, 1942, shows the inside of a liquor store at the Claypool Hotel, although the description does not name the store. It could be the Estates Liquor store, which was located in the building for decades.
In the late 1890s and early 1900s, mineral waters fed from local springs fueled the Martinsville economy, drawing thousands of people seeking cures for dysentery, rheumatism and muscle pain.
This photo was shot on April 26, 1957, from a balcony on the east side of the Statehouse, looking east down Market Street, with construction of the ISTA Center on the left.
S.S. Kresge Co.—then one of the nation’s largest retailers—built a 65,000-square-foot office building at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and Washington streets in 1924.
This photo was taken in the 1940s of a woman sanding parts using a power grinder at the plant. T