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

Indiana Avenue

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
1. Indiana Avenue Marker
north side of two sided marker
Inscription. African Americans, by the 1890s, had established a vibrant social, commercial, and economic community along Indiana Avenue. Black entertainers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and working people developed the Avenue into a thriving, widely-known neighborhood of theaters, jazz clubs, stores, offices, and residences.
 
Erected 1994 by Indiana Historical Bureau with support from individuals and organizations dedicated to preserving the heritage of Indiana Avenue. (Marker Number 49.1994.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 46.516′ N, 86° 9.988′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and N. West Street, on the right when traveling north on Indiana Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the SE corner on the traffic island, West Street & Indiana Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Indianapolis CA-35 (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Indiana Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
2. Indiana Avenue Marker
south side of two sided marker
Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isaac Blackford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bulgarian Orthodox Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Central Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Indiana Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
3. Indiana Avenue Marker
looking southeast toward downtown along Indiana Avenue
Indiana Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
4. Indiana Avenue Marker
looking northwest along Indiana Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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