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Memory Bank: End of an era

The building that once housed The English Hotel and Opera House in the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle was demolished in 1949.

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Memory Bank: German sculptor makes Indiana his home

Sculptor Adolph Gustav Wolter, a native of Reutlingen, Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1922 and came to Indiana after the state hired him to carve symbolic relief sculptures for the Indiana State Library’s exterior.

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Memory Bank: Capehart becomes father of jukebox

After being forced out of an earlier company he had founded, Homer Capehart (better known in political circles for serving nearly two decades in the U.S. Senate) launched the Packard Manufacturing Co., which developed a mechanism for automatic record changing.

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Memory Bank: Hundreds gather for film honoring Ernie Pyle

A crowd formed at Loew’s Theatre, 35 N. Pennsylvania St., on July 6, 1945, to see the premiere of a film titled “The Story of G.I. Joe,” which was inspired by the life of Indiana native Ernie Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent.

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Memory Bank: Das Deutsche Haus hosts gymnastics competition

Das Deutsche Haus (now known as The Athenaeum) was constructed in Indianapolis in two phases from 1893 to 1898 for the Indianapolis Socialer Turnverein. It was considered a “house of culture,” according to The Athenaeum Foundation. The building, awarded the National Historic Landmark designation in 2016, served for many years as the home to German […]

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Luxury car plant opened in 1911

Stutz Motor Co. built luxury cars, race cars and safety vehicles at this plant at the corner of 10th Street and Capitol Avenue from 1911 through 1935.

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