Native Hoosier Wendell Willkie lost a fight against FDR’s Tennessee Valley Authority, which he called a monopoly, but gained the attention of Republicans, who nominated him to run for president against FDR in 1940, despite never having held public office.
Light, video show on Circle to pay patriotic tribute nightly
The curtain is set to be raised on a nightly five-minute patriotic light and sound presentation that local officials say will cast Monument Circle in a whole new hue and could draw tens of thousands of people annually to the iconic landmark.Read More
A leak that sent water into the basement of a historic monument in downtown Indianapolis has prompted curators to move a collection of artifacts documenting Indiana's role in the Civil War.
Days of heavy rainfall have forced the temporary closure of downtown Indianapolis’ historic Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
Officials expect the scaffolding surrounding the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis will be down in time for the city's Fourth of July celebration.
Scaffolding has been up around the lower levels of the 113-year-old Soldiers and Sailors Monument since last October as crews have been working to fix water leaks and damage to bolts holding bronze figures in place.
Officials say repairs to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis won't be done before this May's Indianapolis 500 activities as hoped.
The 38-foot-tall monument was taken down in April for a $1.5 million restoration project to fix decades of weather and water damage.
Together, the Kentucky International Convention Center and the Kentucky Exhibition Center offer cavernous space. However,
Indianapolis is attracting more guests.
The 107-year-old monument was closed in mid-September so that crews could fix damage caused by rain leaking into the observation
A group of local business and civic leaders is working on a plan to transform the city’s most visible symbol into a public-gathering space without equal in the United States. Monument Circle already hosts dozens of activities each year–including major concerts like last year’s NFL Kickoff–and it will host several events connected to the 2012 Super Bowl. But many stakeholders believe the Circle has yet to live up to its true potential.