Claypool Hotel records
Scope and Contents
The collection also contains reports, blueprints, memos, menus, directories, signs, and other printed materials used in the Claypool Hotel. Additionally, the collection contains correspondence regarding hotel renovations and the installation of new furnishings that occurred in the 1950s, as well as papers relating to the rental of office, display space in the hotel by airlines and other businesses, and papers regarding the Indianapolis 500 Festival.
- Claypool Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Architect Frank Andrews designed a lobby that was reportedly the largest in the country, which opened in 1903. The hotel’s 450 guest rooms were elegantly furnished, and its meeting rooms were noted for their size. The Claypool Hotel’s proximity to the Indiana State House ensured its use as a headquarters for both political parties and as a site for political gatherings. The Claypool closed in 1967 after a fire damaged most of the building. The Claypool Hotel was demolished two years later in 1969.
2.6 Cubic Feet (8 manuscript boxes)
- Claypool Hotel records
- Description rules