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Memory Bank: Shopping at Standard Grocery

By the early 1900s, groceries became self-service stores, in which customers would pick up their own goods and pay for them at check-out stations, like the ones shown in this Aug. 9, 1941, photo at a Standard Grocery.

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Memory Bank: Art instruction on the Circle

Circle Hall was constructed for the Second Presbyterian Church in about 1840 on the northwest quadrant of the Circle at Market Street—the spot where the English Hotel and Opera House, a J.C. Penney and then the Anthem headquarters would later be located.

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Memory Bank: Hotel Washington was upscale option

The 17-story building now known as Symphony Centre at 32 E. Washington St. was constructed in 1912 as the upscale Hotel Washington, a project developed by local hotelier J. Edward Krauss and designed by Indianapolis architecture firm R.P. Daggett & Co.

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Memory Bank: Bootlegger busted

In this Dec. 9, 1920, photo, three Indianapolis police officers pose with a still and some of the ingredients they confiscated during a raid at a farm a half-mile east of New Bethel (a town in Marion County now called Wanamaker).

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Memory Bank: Cars on display in Westfield

This Westfield photo was on a postcard mailed Aug. 24, 1911. At the time, the community was already more than 75 years old. It was settled in 1832 by Quakers who left North Carolina to protest slavery and established a stop on the Underground Railroad. They initially called the town—which was laid out with 48 […]

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