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.
Three buildings in this 1910 photo were later razed, but the two on the far right still stand and are now home to The Capital Grille.
This 1913 photo shows West Michigan Street, where teams of horses are trying to tow streetcars out of the flood waters.
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.
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.
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 […]
Joe Zeunik, part of a family of Slovenian immigrants, sold dry goods, hardware and groceries at 777 Haugh St. in the 1930s.
Founder Thomas O’Brien launched his auto sales in 1933 across the street with a Desoto-Plymouth dealership.
This photo from the 1940s shows Allen’s Furniture and Roesch Pharmacy, on the west side of the street’s 2300 block, while Brightwood Jewelers and Goldman’s, a clothing store, anchored the east side.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is making plans now to rebuild the north split and some neighbors are advocating alternatives that could include removing the highways or reducing their footprints.