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Herbert Bloemker collection

 Collection — Folder: OBE001
Identifier: OBE001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes blueprints, plans, and other documents for Hurt and Curry's, Bancroft, and Riley Place on the east side of Indianapolis ranging from 1950 to 1956. There are also blueprints of Nowland Avenue from Emerson Avenue to Wallace Street dated 1954.


  • 1950-1956


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Herbert Bloemker was born in 1902 in Indiana. Bloemker studied civil engineering at Purdue University. He was elected for two terms as county surveyor in 1935 and 1937; he also served as county engineer and chief deputy surveyor. Besides the work included in this collection, he was responsible for surveying and layout work on several commercial centers in Indianapolis, including the Speedway Shopping Center and the Chrysler plant on Shadeland Avenue. He is likewise known for his work on rebuilding the race track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Bloemker owned and operated The Herbert Bloemker Company, a civil and consulting engineering and surveying firm located on Delaware Street in Indianapolis. Bloemker died on March 19, 1955.


0.15 Cubic Feet (1 extra-large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during August 2005. Finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2015/12/03. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/06/01. Collection re-processed and EAD finding aid revised on 2021/10/20 by Lauren Patton; 2022/11/04 by Brittany Kropf.
Herbert Bloemker collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.