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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Indianapolis, Indiana

 
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1Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
2Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — “Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis Has Left the Building”
Former site of the Market Square Arena where on June 26, 1977 Elvis Aaron Presley performed his final concert. A scarf given by Elvis at that concert and words of remembrance from his fans have been encased in this marker so that a future generation . . . Map (db m538) HM
3Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 123 South Illinois Street
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132799) HM
4Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2007.1 — 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law
[Marker Front]: By late 1800s, Indiana authorities believed criminality, mental problems, and pauperism were hereditary. Various laws were enacted based on this belief. In 1907, Governor J. Frank Hanly approved first state eugenics law . . . Map (db m1829) HM
5Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
6Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 800 North Pennsylvania Street
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132855) HM
7Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865)
The son of a Kentucky farm couple, Abraham Lincoln was a self-educated man. During his childhood, his family moved to Indiana and later to Illinois. Lincoln's unusual height (6 feet 4 inches) and strength gave him an advantage at many physical . . . Map (db m162721) HM
8Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
9Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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, D.C. . . . Map (db m132837) HM WM
10Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
11Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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, D.C. . . . Map (db m132857) HM
12Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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, D.C. . . . Map (db m132861) HM
13Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
14Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
15Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1999.2 — Athenaeum
Side one: Built for German societies of Indianapolis including Socialer Turnverein: east wing 1893-1894, west wing 1897-1898. Designed in German Renaissance Revival Style by Indianapolis firm of Vonnegut and Bohn. Sculpted terra cotta and . . . Map (db m86962) HM
16Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
17Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
18Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
19Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2009.2 — Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Side One A.M.E. Church traces its origins to founding of Free African Society in Philadelphia, 1787. Circa 1836, Augustus Turner, a barber, and other black settlers organized this Indianapolis congregation to worship freely and support . . . Map (db m95237) HM
20Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
21Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
22Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
23Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
24Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Booth Tarkington
Born the son of an Indianapolis judge on July 29, 1869, novelist and playwright Booth Tarkington achieved a vast following by portraying Midwestern life from the perspective of the emerging American middle class. Although he attended Purdue and . . . Map (db m132827) HM
25Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1999.1 — Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department
Side A:Bowen-Merrill FireOn March 17, 1890 the Bowen-Merrill Company stationery and book store at 16-18 West Washington Street caught fire. Eighty-six firemen fought the blaze. The wood framed roof and floors collapsed, dropping many . . . Map (db m41185) HM
26Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1963.1 — Brig. General Benjamin Harrison1833-1901
Entered the Union Army as 2nd Lt. of the 70th Indiana Regiment. He insisted on turning raw recruits into disciplined soldiers. He later was United States Senator from Indiana and the twenty-third President of the United States.Map (db m565) HM
27Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2004.1 — Brookville Road
Side one: On December 31, 1821, a 78-mile state road was authorized from the Ohio border to Indianapolis through Brookville, to be built with required citizen labor. Commissioners filed a survey report June 24, 1822 for the Brookville State . . . Map (db m44713) HM
28Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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 — 49.2006.1 — Calvin Fletcher
Born 1798 in Ludlow, Vermont, Fletcher and his wife Sarah came to this newly-named state capital 1821. They lived here 1839–1855 on a 269-acre farm, Wood Lawn, which encompassed most of today’s Fletcher Place Historic District. He was active . . . Map (db m1853) HM
30Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1962.1 — Camp Morton1861–65
Site selected by Lew Wallace as training camp for volunteers on old State Fairgrounds in 1861 and named for Governor Oliver P. Morton. Used as a camp for Confederate prisoners, 1862-65. Col. Richard Owen, Commandant.Map (db m1855) HM
31Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
32Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
33Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
34Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Chief Tecumseh
The Shawnee orator, diplomat and warrior was born near present-day Dayton, Ohio, in 1768. Tecumseh strove to bond the scattered Native American peoples into a united opposition to white encroachment upon their ancestral lands. In 1791 he joined . . . Map (db m132830) HM
35Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Circle Theatre
Circle Theatre built in 1916 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132766) HM
36Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1964.1 — Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864
Governor Oliver P. Morton established a state arsenal to supply Indiana's troops with ammunition. First located adjacent to the State Capitol, the arsenal was later moved to the present site of Arsenal Technical High School.Map (db m55548) HM
37Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
38Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
39Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
40Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Confederate Mound
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41Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
42Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
43Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — D. P. Erwin & Company Building1890
D. P. Erwin & Company, established in 1884, was one of the largest wholesale dry goods companies in Indianapolis during the 1890s. This building was built as an addition to the D. P. Erwin & Company Building (1889-90) at 206-124 S. Meridian Street. . . . Map (db m132804) HM
44Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Deschler Building
Deschler Building 1907 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132797) HM
45Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Eli Lilly and Company
. . . Map (db m132795) HM
46Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
47Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Ernest "Ernie" Pyle
Pyle was born August 3, 1900, near Dana, Ind. After studying journalism at Indiana University. Pyle worked as a newspaper reporter with the LaPorte Herald. He later wrote a daily aviation column for the Washington Daily News. In 1935, he became a . . . Map (db m132823) HM
48Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Fallen Deputy Memorial
Since 1822, the Deputies of the Marion County Sheriff's Office have provided the highest measure of public safety to the people of this great County. The tradition continues today only because these outstanding men and women in uniform . . . Map (db m128013) HM
49Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Federal FieldBaseball Grounds for the Indianapolis Hoosiers and the Federal League Pennant 1913 and 1914
One of the best baseball parks ever erected in Indiana is the unanimous verdict. A record was made in erecting the grandstand. In just eleven days from the hour of excavating for the steel framework the grandstand was under roof and the seats . . . Map (db m132749) HM
50Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — First Home of The Children’s Museum
June 12th, 1925 "The committee on location of the Children's Museum reported that the building on the Propylaeum grounds now occupied by The Little Theater Society could be secured..." . . . Map (db m127642) HM
51Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
52Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2017.4 — First Lady Caroline HarrisonFirst President General NSDAR
Caroline Scott Harrison (1832–1892), wife of President Benjamin Harrison, advocated for the arts and worked to expand women’s influence outside the home. She was active in charity work in Indiana and Washington, D.C., including 30 years on the . . . Map (db m127835) HM
53Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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 Southport, established March 30, 1833. Originally known as New Providence, the founding congregation met at . . . Map (db m67187) HM
54Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1976.1 — Former U.S. Arsenal
Established by an Act of Congress in 1862, this arsenal furnished munitions for U.S. Forces until 1903. It became the home of Arsenal Technical High School in 1912.Map (db m81441) HM
55Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
56Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Francis Marion, 1732-1795
Marion County was named for this Revolutionary General and hero, entering military service in 1775, he made an invaluable contribution to the American cause as commander of South Carolina partisans in the later years of the war. His skill and daring . . . Map (db m132869) HM
57Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
58Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — From Dirt & Gravel to Granite & SteelThe Wholesale District
Street Railway Indianapolis' first street railway opened in 1864 and the system expanded with the growth of the city over the next several decades. The early streetcars were drawn by mules or horses until the system was electrified between . . . Map (db m132829) HM
59Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
60Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
61Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — General George Rogers Clark
General George Rogers Clark Conqueror of the country Northwest of the River Ohio from the British 1778-9 Map (db m132787) WM
62Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1998.3 — German Greenhouses and Truck Gardens
(Front Side) Many of Indiana's German immigrants settled in southwestern Marion County during the mid-1800s and began greenhouses and truck gardens on Bluff Road; area grew to major boundaries of Harding, Raymond, Madison, and Banta . . . Map (db m67188) HM
63Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2017.2 — German Newspapers’ Demise
German-language newspapers thrived as Germans became Indiana’s largest immigrant population by 1850. The Täglicher Telegraph und Tribüne, located near here, was among over 175 German-language newspapers published in Indiana, . . . Map (db m128027) HM
64Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Glencoe Building
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m132858) HM
65Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2003.2 — Greek Orthodox Church
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Indianapolis was located here at 231 North West Street from 1919-1959. The Church, incorporated 1910, now located at 4011 North Pennsylvania Street, has also preserved customs and language of extensive Greek . . . Map (db m4614) HM
66Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Greenlawn CemeteryBurial Ground to Pioneers, Confederate P.O.W.s and Alexander Ralston — Indianapolis Revealed —
Aegidius Nactner, Hanna Hornaday, Daniel Crosby Lane, and Phillip Kraus were among the early Indianapolis citizens buried at Greenlawn Cemetery founded by a citizens committee on a beautifully wooded high ground overlooking the White River in 1822. . . . Map (db m132747) HM
67Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Griffith Block1872
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 . . . Map (db m86965) HM
68Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
69Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Here in 1867
Here in 1867 Dr. John Stough Bobbs performed the first successful removal of gall stones in a manMap (db m132796) HM
70Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Here, Abraham Lincoln Said
Here, Feb 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln, on his way to Washington to assume the Presidency, in an address said “I appeal to you to constantly bear in mind that not with politicians, not with presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you is the . . . Map (db m3809) HM
71Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Hibben, Hollweg & Company Building1912
This building (1911-12) was designed by Vonnegut & Bohn for the oldest and largest dry goods firm in the Wholesale District. Established in 1867, Hibben, Hollweg & Company carried a wide range of foreign and domestic dry good and notions . . . Map (db m132813) HM
72Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
73Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
74Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Historic Ransom Place
Ransom Place, established in 1887, was named after Freeman B. Ransom, prominent attorney, civic activist, and business leader in the Indianapolis African-American community. Ransom Place was the first African-American neighborhood in Indiana to be . . . Map (db m127961) HM
75Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
76Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Home of Benjamin Harrison
Home of Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the United States Born August 20, 1833 Died March 13, 1901 Indiana's Own Citizen In command of the 70th . . . Map (db m132870) HM
77Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1966.1 — Home of Charles Warren FairbanksMay 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918
Prominent lawyer of Indianapolis; Keynote convention speaker, 1896; United States Senator, 1897-1905; Vice-President of the United States, 1905-1909; and Vice-Presidential candidate in 1916.Map (db m1849) HM
78Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Hotel Severin1913
The Hotel Severin (1912-13), designed by Vonnegut & Bohn, was one of Indianapolis' premier hotels in the early twentieth century. Among the hotel's investors was Carl S. Fisher, founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, promoter of the Lincoln . . . Map (db m132803) HM
79Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
80Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
81Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1994.2 — Indiana Avenue
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 . . . Map (db m95233) HM
82Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1997.1 — Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
Organized 1904 by Lillian Thomas Fox with 14 clubs. Affiliated with National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, founded 1896. Objectives include improvement of education, health, living standards, inter-racial understanding. Clubhouse at 2034 N. . . . Map (db m1828) HM
83Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1994.1 — Indiana School for the Blind
Established 1847 by the General Assembly to provide education for Indiana's blind children. School on downtown site, 1848-1930. Relocated 1930 to present site on North College Avenue. Provides services to blind and visually impaired school-age . . . Map (db m81444) HM
84Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana State House
When Alexander Ralston and Elias Fordham laid out the original Mile Square Plan for Indianapolis, they set aside Square 53 for a “State House” two blocks west of what is now Monument Circle. In 1835 a first state house was completed on . . . Map (db m95384) HM
85Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
86Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana World War II Memorial
A World at War History records that World War II began in earnest on September 1, 1939, when German troops invaded Poland. Treaty allies Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. Italy, already branded an aggressor for its campaign . . . Map (db m132860) WM
87Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana World War MemorialIndiana War Memorial Plaza National Historic Landmark
The Indiana World War Memorial building was modeled after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the world. This known jewel of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza was designed to house the magnificent Hoosier valor and sacrifices . . . Map (db m132834) HM
88Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana World War MemorialIndiana War Memorial Plaza National Historic Landmark
The Indiana World War Memorial building was modeled after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the world. This known jewel of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza was designed to house the magnificent Hoosier valor and sacrifices . . . Map (db m132864) HM
89Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indianapolis - City of Indiana
In an act of January 6, 1821, the Indiana General Assembly, then meeting at Corydon, named the new capital of the state "Indianapolis." Jeremiah Sullivan, later an eminent Hoosier jurist, acting in cooperation with Samuel Merrill and with the . . . Map (db m132868) HM
90Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1975.2 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Constructed in 1909, the Speedway has contributed significantly to the advancement of automotive technology and development of safety devices. It is unchallenged as the world's oldest continuously operated race course and the site of the largest . . . Map (db m228) HM
91Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49-2009-4 — Indianapolis Propylaeum
Led by suffragist and educator, May Wright Sewall, the Indianapolis Propylaeum incorporated as an association in 1888 to provide educational opportunities and a meeting place for cultural and civic clubs. In 1891, the association opened its . . . Map (db m127563) HM
92Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2013.2 — Indianapolis Times
Side 1 The Indianapolis Times (originally published as the Sun in 1888) moved to this site in 1924. In the 1920s, it led a crusade against the Ku Klux Klan, exposing the Klan's influence in Indiana politics and spurring . . . Map (db m95234) HM
93Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana's Main StreetHistoric National Road — The Road That Built The Nation —
You are standing on Washington Street—the route of the Historic National Road in Indiana. In the early 19th century, this broad street had no sidewalks and was lined with log buildings and frame taverns that crowded near the newly constructed . . . Map (db m132794) HM
94Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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 test . . . Map (db m132755) HM
95Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
96Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 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
97Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — J. F. Darmody Company Building1911
The J. F. Darmody Company was a candy maker and wholesaler in the Wholesale District. The building stood at 25-27 West Maryland Street on the southwest corner of Maryland and Bird Streets from 1905 to 1990. Originally only three stories tall, the . . . Map (db m132800) HM
98Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — J.L. "Wes" Montgomery
Born in Indianapolis on March 6, 1923, Wes Montgomery was part of a musical family and first performed in local clubs and regional jazz venues. He and his brothers, Buddy and Monk, were a popular musical trio. Wes Montgomery eventually became . . . Map (db m132825) HM
99Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49-2016-1 — James Overall
Overall, a free African American, sold his properties in Corydon, moved with his family to Indianapolis by 1830, and bought land near here 1832. He became a leader in small black community and played active role in growth of AME Church. Overall’s . . . Map (db m127962) HM
100Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — James Whitcomb
James Whitcomb Governor of Indiana Mexican War Period 1846-1847 Map (db m132788) WM

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