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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Marion County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marion County, IN (246) Boone County, IN (18) Hamilton County, IN (39) Hancock County, IN (7) Hendricks County, IN (10) Johnson County, IN (39) Morgan County, IN (11) Shelby County, IN (8)  MarionCounty(246) Marion County (246)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  HamiltonCounty(39) Hamilton County (39)  HancockCounty(7) Hancock County (7)  HendricksCounty(10) Hendricks County (10)  JohnsonCounty(39) Johnson County (39)  MorganCounty(11) Morgan County (11)  ShelbyCounty(8) Shelby County (8)
Indianapolis is the county seat for Marion County
Adjacent to Marion County, Indiana
      Boone County (18)  
      Hamilton County (39)  
      Hancock County (7)  
      Hendricks County (10)  
      Johnson County (39)  
      Morgan County (11)  
      Shelby County (8)  
 
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1Indiana, Marion County, Beech Grove — 49.1960.2 — Sarah T. Bolton1814 - 1893
A pioneer poet of Indiana, author of "Paddle Your Own Canoe" and "Indiana," crusader for women's rights, lived here at "Beech Bank" from 1871 to 1893.Map (db m67185) HM
2Indiana, Marion County, Beech Grove — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by the war mothers and V.F.W. Post No. 5626 to these men of Beech Grove who gave the last full measure of devotion that freedom did not perish from the earth John E. Anderson • James Grayson Jr. • John Horn Jr. • Herbert E. Johnes • . . . Map (db m132866) WM
3Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Bates-Hendricks — 49.1996.2 — Bates-Hendricks House
Combines two nineteenth-century architectural styles. Built 1850s-1860 in Italianate Style. Later additions in Second Empire Style. Owners included Hervey Bates, Sr., first Marion County sheriff, Thomas A. Hendricks, U.S. vice president, and John . . . Map (db m1827) HM
4Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Bates-Hendricks — 49.2022.4 — Hook's Drug Stores
Pharmacist John A. Hook opened his first drug store here in 1900. Hook, the son of German immigrants, graduated from pharmacy college and served the Fountain Square neighborhood with his “Deutsche Apotheke” until 1919. The building was razed in . . . Map (db m210965) HM
5Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Bates-Hendricks — 49.2021.5 — Leedy Manufacturing Company
Musician and inventor Ulysses G. Leedy (1867-1931) founded the Leedy Manufacturing Company and established a factory here in 1903 to make percussion instruments such as drums and xylophones. An innovative company with over 30 patents, it improved . . . Map (db m210964) HM
6Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Bosart Brown — Brown’s CornerCenotaph of 2nd Lt. Hilton Utimus Brown, Jr.
In proud and loving memory of Hilton U. Brown, Jr. 2nd LT. U.S. Field Artillery. Who played at Mimic Warfare on these grounds. The last lines of comic verse, composed in France while on a far-flung battlefield, reflect his cheerful disposition . . . Map (db m174727) HM WM
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7Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington — 49.2020.5 — Booth Tarkington
Best-selling novelist Newton Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis in 1869. Tarkington’s first novel, The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), set him on an illustrious career during the Golden Age of Indiana Literature. His Hoosier origins . . . Map (db m174865) HM
8Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington — 49.1976.2 — Crown Hill
Crown Hill Cemetery, founded in 1863, is the fourth largest cemetery in America. The history of Indiana and the United States is reflected in its monuments. President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas . . . Map (db m81439) HM
9Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington — Hinkle FieldhouseButler University
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m82674) HM
10Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington — 49.1991.1 — North Meridian Street Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1986. “One of America’s Great Streets.”Map (db m127442) HM
11Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington/Rocky Ripple — 49.1966.2 — The Central Canal
Part of a statewide canal system begun in the late 1830's. The Central was projected from Peru to Worthington via Marion and Martinsville. Twenty-four miles were completed in this region. Railroads soon replaced the canals.Map (db m267) HM
12Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Chapel Hill / Ben Davis — Site of "Masonic Well"
During westward migration along old National Road, thousands of horses were watered at this widely known public watering place. Town pump and trough maintained as community service by Bridgeport Lodge No. 162, F. & A. M., organized 1854.Map (db m174953) HM
13Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crooked Creek Civic League — 49.1961.3 — Toll House - Michigan Road
Operated by Augusta Gravel Road Co., circa 1866-1892. First major state road, built in the 1830's, from the Ohio River to Lake Michigan.Map (db m563) HM
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14Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Benjamin HarrisonAugust 20, 1833 March 13, 1901
Lawyer and Publicist. Col. 70th Reg. Ind. Vol. War 1861-1866. Brevetted Brigadier General 1866. U.S. Senator, 1881-1887. President 1889-1893. Statesman, yet friend to truth, of soul sincere, action faithful and in honor clear.Map (db m93165) WM
15Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Confederate Mound
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16Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Crown Hill Confederate Cemetery
Camp Morton Camp Morton, a training camp, was established on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis after President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the Southern rebellion. Thousands of Indiana volunteers trained . . . Map (db m199029) HM
17Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Crown Hill National Cemetery
Civil War Indianapolis Indiana Governor Oliver Morton responded quickly to President Abraham Lincoln's 1861 call for 75,000 volunteers to help suppress the southern rebellion. Thousands of Hoosiers assembled in Indianapolis. Camp Morton, named . . . Map (db m199026) HM
18Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Crown Hill Racing LegendsThe Finish Line
Nationally Known for its tranquil charm and peaceful elegance, its ironic that many from the roaring, raucous, boisterous world of motorsporting have chosen the serenity of Crown Hill as their final resting place. Some of racing’s most iconic . . . Map (db m174868) HM
19Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Crown Hill — Richard Jordan GatlingInventor of the Gatling Gun
Born Hertford Co. North Carolina Sept. 12th, 1818. Died New York City. Febr. 26th, 1903. The highest honors that the world can boast are subjects far too low for my desire. The brightest beams of glory are at most incomplete compared to my . . . Map (db m82207) HM
20Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Albert Einstein(March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955)
Albert Einstein displayed his talent for mathematics as a very young child. When he could not find a teaching job after graduating college, he went to work at the Swiss patent office as a technical examiner, evaluating applications for . . . Map (db m132849) HM
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21Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — American Legion MallIndiana War Memorial Plaza National Historic Landmark
American Legion Mall comprises two city blocks and is the largest of the five-city block plaza. The actual mall is located at the north end of this part of the plaza. The plaza's overall design is reflective of The National Mall in Washington, . . . Map (db m132852) HM
22Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Andrew Carnegie(November 23, 1835 - August 11, 1919)
Although Andrew Carnegie's family lacked material wealth, he grew up among an abundance of cultural and political enlightenment. Largely self-educated, Carnegie loved learning which was encouraged by his family. From modest beginnings as a factory . . . Map (db m132847) HM
23Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Benjamin Franklin(January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790)
Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son of seventeen children of a Boston candle and soap maker. His family could only afford to send him to school for two years so Franklin became a self-educated man. His brilliance as an inventor, writer and . . . Map (db m132841) HM
24Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Blackburn House
Cleo W. Blackburn (1909-1978) earned his degrees at the Butler University School of Religion and Fisk University. Returning to Indianapolis, he became the director of Flanner House, located at West and St. Clair Streets. Flanner House primarily . . . Map (db m132727) HM
25Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Blackford House
Isaac N. Blackford (1786-1859) was one of Indiana's first Supreme Court Justices. He moved to Salem, Indiana in 1812 and served as county clerk. Five years later he moved to Indianapolis when he was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court. In 1824, . . . Map (db m132722) HM
26Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Boaz House
Patricia A. Boaz (1922-1993) was an Associate Professor of Chemistry who began her career at IUPUI in 1967. She also served as Associate Dean in the School of Science, Director of the Adult Education Coordinating Center, and as Associate Dean of . . . Map (db m132718) HM
27Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Booker T. Washington(April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born into slavery and emancipated after the Civil War. He became a teacher, leader of what today is known as Tuskegee University, best-selling author and social activist. From 1890 - 1915, he stood as a dominant . . . Map (db m132846) HM
28Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.1995.1 — Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Original site of Saint Stephan Bulgarian Orthodox Church in 1915; relocated in 1955 to 1435 North Medford Avenue. Founded by Macedonian and Bulgarian immigrants to fulfill their religious needs and enjoyment of the traditions, customs, and . . . Map (db m4616) HM
29Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Camp Sullivan (Military Park)
Was ceded to State by Congress in 1827. First City Park and site of the first State Fair 1852. Named by Gov. Morton to honor Gen. Jeremiah Sullivan. Marshalling Center during Civil War 1861-1864.Map (db m4619) HM
30Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Central Library1917
Listed in the National Register of Hitoric Places, August 28, 1975, by the United States Department of the Interior in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology.Map (db m132854) HM
31Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Civil War Training CampFirst State Fairgrounds to Camp Sullivan
Military Park began its existence in the 1820s as a “Military Reservation” where the state militia occasionally trained. In 1852 the first Indiana State Fair was held on the grounds, and other state fairs occurred there over the next . . . Map (db m95385) HM
32Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Clarke House
Ethel P. Clarke (1874-1970) was Superintendent of Nurses and Director of the Indiana Training School for Nurses from 1915 to 1931. Her legacy to the school and to the nursing profession included her visionary support of the 6 nursing students who . . . Map (db m132734) HM
33Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Coleman Hall
The William H. Coleman Hospital for Women built in 1927, was the first hospital in Indiana built specifically for gynecology and obstetrics. Architect Robert Frost Daggett designed the building, which was funded by William H. and Sallie E. Coleman . . . Map (db m132707) HM
34Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.1992.1 — Crispus Attucks High School
Built 1927 to serve as the only public high school for Indianapolis’ black population. Integrated 1970 under court-ordered desegregation. Converted to junior high, 1986. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1989. Named for patriot of . . . Map (db m1847) HM
35Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.2022.1 — Dr. Amelia Keller1871-1943
Physician and suffragist Amelia Keller was born in Ohio. She moved to Indianapolis and by 1893 earned her medical degree from the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons. Specializing in gynecology and pediatrics, Dr. Keller lectured on social . . . Map (db m210957) HM
36Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Emerson Hall
Emerson Hall, originally known as the Medical School Building, was the first medical classroom building constructed on the Indiana University Medical Center campus. It replaced outdated facilities at 102 N. Senate Avenue, and integrated academic . . . Map (db m132711) HM
37Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — First Indiana State Meeting of the Christian Churches
First Indiana State Meeting of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) was held in Central Christian Church. Then on the South Side of Kentucky Avenue between Capitol and Senate Avenues, June 7-11, 1839This marker dedicated at the 125th . . . Map (db m4631) HM
38Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Fox House
Lillian Thomas Fox (1866-1917) was Indianapolis' first African-American female journalist and an outspoken member of the African-American community. She was an assistant editor for the local African-American newspaper, the Indianapolis Freeman in . . . Map (db m132738) HM
39Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt(FDR: January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945 | AER: October 11, 1884 - November 1, 1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (AER) were one of the first power couples in American politics. FDR's sweeping vision helped rescue the United States from the worst economic depression in its history and led the country . . . Map (db m132850) HM
40Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Garrett House
William "Bill" Garrett (1929-1974) was on the Shelbyville, IN High School basketball team when they won the 1947 state championship and was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball. He attended IUB 1947-1951; was the first African-American basketball player . . . Map (db m132728) HM
41Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Hardrick House
John Wesley Hardrick (1891-1968) was educated in Indianapolis and attended Harriet Beecher Stowe Public School, Manual High School, and the Herron School of Art, where he studied under Otto Stark. Best known as a portrait painter, in 1928 Hardrick . . . Map (db m132733) HM
42Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Hine Street
Dr. Maynard K. Hine (1907-1996) was Dean of the IU School of Dentistry from 1945 to 1968, transforming the school into one of the world's premier dental educational institutions. Dr. Hine devoted 52 years of his life to Indiana University, the . . . Map (db m132712) HM
43Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — In Honor of Arthur St. ClairBorn in Scotland 1754 — Died in Pennsylvania 1818 —
President of the Continental Congress which framed the Ordnance of 1787 Governor of the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio 1788 - 1802 Under his control were laid the broad foundations of the future Commonwealths of Ohio · . . . Map (db m132853) HM WM
44Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Independent Turnverein
This property Independent Turnverein has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132865) HM
45Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Indiana Vietnam and Korean Wars Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives August 5, 1950 Hi Folks, Things are going smooth here today and it wouldn't hurt my feelings any if they stayed that way. Your loving son, Jim (James W. Farmer) Killed in . . . Map (db m132839) WM
46Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Indiana's MazziniLouis Y. Mazzini
Serologist, researcher, humanitarian, he was given the name "Indiana's Mazzini" by Dr. Thurman B. Rice, Indiana State Board of Health Commissioner during World War II, for hid development of an inexpensive rapid sensitive and dependable slide . . . Map (db m132755) HM
47Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — International House
The IUPUI International House was founded in 1991 as a cross-cultural living-learning community dedicated to international understanding. It brings together students from many different countries--including the United States--to live alongside each . . . Map (db m132731) HM
48Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.2011.1 — Isaac Blackford
Born 1786 in New Jersey; admitted to the bar 1810. Residing in Vincennes, Indiana Territory in 1815; later elected Speaker of the first state House of Representatives. In September 1817, Governor Jennings appointed Blackford to Indiana Supreme . . . Map (db m60668) HM
49Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Jonas Salk(October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995)
Jonas Salk was one of three sons born to Russian immigrants in New York City. Salk was the first person in his family to graduate from college and medical school. Salk spent most of his career as a microbiologist. His most noteworthy achievement was . . . Map (db m132851) HM
50Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church Site
Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the fourth oldest African American church in Indianapolis, ministered to this neighborhood for almost a century. Organized in 1872, the church was named in honor of the Right Reverend . . . Map (db m132757) HM
51Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Madame C.J. Walker Timeline
1867 Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23 in Delta, Louisiana 1882 Moves to Vicksburg, Mississippi with siser, Louvenia 1882 Marries Moses McWilliams 1885 Gives birth to daughter, Lelia 1887 Widowed when McWilliams . . . Map (db m132762) HM
52Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Mark Twain(November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was the sixth of seven chilrden of a merchant and his wife. He spent his youth in Missouri, then a slave state. After a career as a printer and steamboat pilot, he became a journalist, travel writer, humorist and . . . Map (db m132843) HM
53Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Mary Cable / School No. 4 Site
From 1867 to 1980 public elementary School 4 occupied this site, providing education for neighborhood children. Starting in 1922, with school segregation, School 4 served African American children. African American educator and reformer Mary E. . . . Map (db m132760) HM
54Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — McCormick Cabin Site
Here stood the cabin of John McCormick one of the first settlers in central Indiana. The commissioners appointed by the legislature to select a site for the permanent seat of government of the state of . . . Map (db m81863) HM
55Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — McCormick House
John W. McCormick (1791-1825) was one of the first European-American pioneers of Indianapolis, settling near the eastern end of the former Washington Street Bridge in 1820. He built one of the first taverns in the area. In June of 1820, the tavern . . . Map (db m132743) HM
56Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.1968.1 — Milestones in Nursing
1859. Completion of the first building of the Indianapolis City Hospital, forerunner of Marion County General Hospital. Founder of this oldest general hospital in Indiana was Livingston Dunlap, M.D. 1861–1865. The first patients were . . . Map (db m1851) HM
57Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Mill Race Site
Water power was an important source of energy on the nineteenth-century frontier, and served as a catalyst for economic development in Indianapolis. Settlers built several mills to grind grain and cut wood on Fall Creek, which originally flowed . . . Map (db m132750) HM
58Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Montgomery House
John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (1923-1968) was one of Indianapolis' elite jazz musicians. Montgomery began playing in the bars along Indiana Avenue and was an active improviser. He played in a vast range of styles despite having no formal musical . . . Map (db m132742) HM
59Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Morton-Finney House
John Morton-Finney (1889-1998) educator, lawyer, and humanitarian, was born in Kentucky to a former slave. Morton-Finney was a Buffalo Soldier in World War I, a teacher at historically black colleges, and taught Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and . . . Map (db m132739) HM
60Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Orvis House
Mary Burchard Orvis (1880-1964) came to IU in 1916 to work for the Indianapolis Center of the Extension Division as an executive secretary. She became an assistant professor of journalism and the "officer in charge" of the Center in 1921 holding . . . Map (db m132744) HM
61Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Ransom House
Freeman Briley Ransom (1884-1947) studied theology at Walden University and Law at Columbia University. Moving to Indianapolis in 1911, he boarded with C.J. Walker, became the company's attorney, and eventually served as the Madam Walker Company . . . Map (db m132740) HM
62Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.2021.1 — Rep. Roberta West Nicholson1903-1987
Social reformer Roberta West Nicholson moved to Indianapolis ca. 1925. She co-founded the Indiana Birth Control League in 1932, renamed Planned Parenthood. As state representative, Nicholson sponsored a 1935 “Heart Balm Bill” that outlawed suing . . . Map (db m210951) HM
63Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Robert W. Long Hospital
In 1910 Indianapolis physician Robert Long and his wife Clara provided the funds for the construction of a hospital to serve the teaching needs of the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as the health needs of poor patients throughout the . . . Map (db m132710) HM
64Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — 49.1998.1 — Romanian Orthodox Church Reported permanently removed
Here, at 635 W. Market Street, original Saints Constantine and Elena Romanian Orthodox Church was dedicated in 1911; incorporated in 1916. Church has served Romanian community spiritually, culturally, and socially. Congregation built current church . . . Map (db m95236) HM
65Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Rubins House
David K. Rubins (1902-1985) artist and educator, came to the IU Herron School of Art in 1935. He taught and directed the sculpture program for 45 years. His works include the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Indiana State Office Complex, the Lilly . . . Map (db m132741) HM
66Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Scottish Rite Cathedral
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132838) HM
67Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Sewall House
May Wright Sewall (1844-1920) was an educator, cultural leader, and organizer of the woman's suffragette movement in Indianapolis. She formed the Art Association of Indianapolis, which became the John Herron Institute and later became the IU Herron . . . Map (db m132713) HM
68Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Stewart House
George P. Stewart (1874-1924) was co-founder of the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper in 1897 and in 1899 became sole owner, editor and publisher until his death in 1924. The Recorder published positive stories acclaiming achievements and . . . Map (db m132714) HM
69Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Stout House
Frances Connecticut Stout (1854-1933) was a successful businesswoman who epitomized African-American determination and strength in Indianapolis. In the late 1880s, Frances and her husband Benjamin became the first African-American stand-holders in . . . Map (db m132715) HM
70Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Stutz
Side A Few names resonate with automotive enthusiast like Stutz. Renowned for their striking appearances, superb handling, and speed, Stutz was America’s first production performance car. The flamboyant, Harry C. Stutz, produced iconic cars . . . Map (db m169433) HM
71Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Susan B. Anthony(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906)
The second of seven children of a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist, Susan Brownell Anthony learned to read and write at just 3 years old. Her father structured her upbringing around self-discipline, principled beliefs and self-respect. . . . Map (db m132842) HM
72Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Talking Wall
Talking Wall, 2015 Bernard Williams (b. 1964 Chicago, Illinois) steel and paint 144 x 244 x 79 inches Bernard Williams' projects investigate the complexities of American history and culture through painting, . . . Map (db m132761) HM
73Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — The College Inn Site
The College Inn, a popular restaurant with School of Dentistry students, faculty, and staff was opened on this site in 1931 by School of Medicine faculty member Louis Mazzini. It was so popular with students that one class paid for a sidewalk . . . Map (db m132752) HM
74Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — The Plague Cemetery
A "burying ground" established near this site in 1821 is believed to have been the first cemetery in what is now Indianapolis. It has been historically referred to as the "plague cemetery" because the first interments were people who died that year . . . Map (db m132704) HM
75Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — The Pumphouse
This one story, brick structure with slate roof and copper finishings was built by the former Water Works of Indianapolis in 1870. The installation began operation in 1871 as the first public water service for the City of Indianapolis. It . . . Map (db m174981) HM
76Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — The PumphouseAn American Water Landmark — Significant in the History of Public Water Supply —
Built as the Washington Street Station of Indianapolis Water Company in 1870. Given to the city by the company in 1976. Restored by Krannert Charitable Trust in 1981. Dedicated on November 12, 1982.Map (db m175131) HM
77Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — This Tablet Marks the Homestead of Isaac Wilson, Pioneer and Patriot.
After serving throughout the Revolutionary War he freed his slaves and in 1800 moved from Kentucky to Indiana. In 1820 he came to Indianapolis and built one of the first houses on "donation land." In 1822 he moved from the "donation land" to this . . . Map (db m132706) HM
78Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Thomas Edison(February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931)
Thomas Alva Edison, the youngest of seven children, did poorly in school because his mind frequently wandered during lessons. After his mother began homeschooling him, Edison began to excel at learning. Untreated ear infections and a childhood bout . . . Map (db m132845) HM
79Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Walker House
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) was one of America's first female African-American millionaires. She was born on a cotton plantation in Louisiana to former slaves and was orphaned by the age of seven. In the 1890's she began to lose her hair and . . . Map (db m132736) HM
80Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Wilbur and Orville Wright(WW: April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912 | OW: August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948)
Wilbur and Orville Wright were two of seven children of a church bishop and his wife and spent part of their childhood in Richmond, Indiana. The first aircraft they saw was a toy helicopter their father brought home from a business trip. After . . . Map (db m132848) HM
81Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Wilson House Site
Revolutionary War veteran Isaac Wilson, one of the first settlers in Indianapolis, built a frame house on this site in 1821 or 1822. Just west of this location Wilson built the first mill for grinding grain on Fall Creek. Wilson died in 1823 and was . . . Map (db m132705) HM
82Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Fairgrounds — Indiana State Fairgrounds Mile
The Indiana State Fairgrounds Mile is often lauded for the significant part it has played in Indiana racing history, as well as the nation’s. One of America’s earliest auto racing sites, it gained world renown on June 29th, 1903 when Barney . . . Map (db m175593) HM
83Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Fletcher Place — 49.2004.5 — 28th Regiment USCT
Indiana’s only African-American Civil War regiment served as part of the 28th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops. African-American infantry was authorized in 1863 to help fill federal quota for soldiers. The Reverend Willis Revels was recruiting . . . Map (db m1845) HM
84Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Fletcher Place — 49.2000.1 — Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District
Platted 1854; now bounded by South East Street, Virginia Avenue, and interstates 65/70. Early residents were Germans, Irish, Scots, and Welsh. Danes resided in area circa 1870–1890. By 1910, ninety percent of area residents were Italian . . . Map (db m1839) HM
85Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Fountain Square — Crossing of the National and Michigan RoadsIndiana Statehood Centennial
This milestone marks the crossing of the National and Michigan Roads. Over these roads came many pioneers, who, by their courage and industry founded the great commonwealth of Indiana. The one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Indiana . . . Map (db m174861) HM
86Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Franklin Township — Gallaudett Station: The Town That Never Happened
In 1845, James S. Brown moved to Franklin Township from Ohio to be Superintendent of the Indiana School for the Deaf and bought 350 acres here. In 1852, when the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad wanted to lay track across his land, he agreed on . . . Map (db m169543) HM
87Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Franklin Township — New Bethel
In 1825 Reuben Adams came from Kentucky to Indiana. He cleared land, built a cabin and moved his family, but he died the following year. His widow, Mary raised their eleven children In 1854 she had John Messinger lay out the town of New Bethel on . . . Map (db m169545) HM
88Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Garfield Park — 40.2017.3 — “Cannon Ball” Baker
Pioneering motorcyclist and racecar driver Erwin G. Baker (born 1882) moved to Indianapolis circa 1893. He won one of the first motorcycle races at the newly opened Speedway, 1909, and raced in 1922 Indy 500. Baker set numerous speed and distance . . . Map (db m128028) HM
89Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Garfield Park — The Chevrolet Brothers
There are few better known names in automotive circles world wide than Chevrolet. Millions own and drive the internationally respected cars, but few know that the company and it’s revered name originated with three brothers, Louis, Gaston and . . . Map (db m169321) HM
90Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Hawthorne — 49.1960.1 — Anthony Wayne1745-1796
Wayne Township was named for Gen. Anthony Wayne. This hero of the Revolution defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers, 1794, and opened large areas for settlement by the Treaty of Greene Ville, 1795.Map (db m567) HM
91Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Hawthorne — 49.2016.3 — Central State Hospital
Side 1 People with mental illness were confined to jails and almshouses, often suffering neglect, before Dr. John Evans and local physicians advocated for their treatment; 1840s state laws established hospital here. In 1848, first patients . . . Map (db m106448) HM
92Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Highland Vicinity — 49.1995.3 — Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge
Built in 1917, this Neo-Classical, reinforced concrete arch bridge was designed by nationally prominent landscape architect, George Kessler. In 1991 the bridge was named in honor of State Representative Joseph Summers, who served with distinction as . . . Map (db m127443) HM
93Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Homecroft — 49.1983.1 — First Presbyterian Church of Southport
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations ...." (Matthew 28:19)
In recognition of its 150th year as a worshipping congregation, this sign marks the original location of the First Presbyterian Church of . . . Map (db m67187) HM
94Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — 49.2020.2 — Grace Julian Clarke1865-1938
Suffragist and political activist Grace Julian Clarke moved to Irvington by 1874 and lived in the house here. She earned her BA and MA from Butler University. As Indiana Federation of Clubs president, 1910 to 1911, she advanced women’s social and . . . Map (db m174678) HM
95Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — Historic National RoadNational Road in Marion County — Opening Up the West —
Side A National Road in Marion County Workers built the National Road through this area in the 1830s, nearly four decades before Irvington’s founding. A constant stream of travelers on the road drew business to the area. The first commercial . . . Map (db m174717) HM
96Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — Kile OakBicentennial Tree
The Kile Oak Preserved by Irvington Historical Society and Irvington Historical Landmarks Foundation Inc Age 300 – 400 years old height 87’ crown spread 123’ dia. 5’ cir. 190” The International Society of Arboriculture and the National . . . Map (db m174713) HM
97Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — 49.2004.3 — Marion County Girl Scouts
Side A: In 1917, Anna Marie Ridge founded in Irvington the first troop in Marion County; it was registered in July as Indianapolis Troop 1 by Girl Scout, Incorporated. In 1937, Troop 1 was meeting here at Irvington Presbyterian Church. . . . Map (db m106444) HM
98Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — 49.2022.3 — Sigma Gamma Rho
Amid racial and gender prejudice, seven African American teachers founded Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1922 at Butler University, located here from 1875-1928. The sorority increased opportunities for African American women pursing academic . . . Map (db m210961) HM
99Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Irvington — Washington IrvingThe Bust
Washington Irving for whom the town of Irvington was named in 1870 by its founders Jacob B. Julian Sylvester JohnsonMap (db m174714) HM
100Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Lockerbie Square — 49.2018.1 — James Whitcomb Riley Home
“Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) gained widespread fame performing across the U.S. from 1881-1903 and for poems written in rustic Hoosier dialect, such as “Little Orphant Annie.” He lived in this house, owned . . . Map (db m127999) HM

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