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Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Griffith Block

1872

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2015
1. Griffith Block Marker
Inscription. Built in 1872 for the heirs of Humphrey Griffith – the city’s first watch and clock maker – the Griffith Block stood for 128 years at 36-38 West Washington Street, the northwest corner of West Washington and Bird Streets. This commercial building with its ornate, limestone, Italianate-style façade contributed to the importance of Washington Street as the city’s Main Street. Numerous retail businesses occupied the first and second floors, while the upper floors contained meeting and ballrooms. The block was demolished in 1990, but its façade was dismantled, restored, moved across the street, and integrated into Circle Centre.
 
Location. 39° 46.017′ N, 86° 9.557′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and North Illinois Street on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Andrews Hendricks
Griffith Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2015
2. Griffith Block Marker
(about 800 feet away); The Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indiana State House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver Perry Morton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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