Washington and Illinois streets, Indianapolis panoramic photograph
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- circa 1920-1940
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The original Indianapolis plat covered a mile-square, gridded along the four cardinal directions, with a circle with a 300-ft. diameter in the center. The 10-block by 10-block grid also had 4 diagonal streets meeting at the center. That center circle would be renamed Monument Circle after the construction of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in 1888. Twenty-one of the original 26 streets were named after states. Washington Street was known by several names in its history including Cumberland Road, National Road, and U.S. 40. Both Washington and Illinois streets were included in the Mile-Square, as it has come to be called.
Item in the collection.
Browne, William A., Jr. "The Ralston Plan: Naming the Streets of Indianapolis." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 25, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 5-. Accessed March 22, 2022. https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/p16797coll39/id/5475/rec/1.
Wikipedia. "Indianapolis." Wikipedia.org. Accessed March 22, 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianapolis#cite_note-37.
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Existence and Location of Copies
- Claypool Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Commercial buildings
- Department stores
- H. P. Wasson and Company
- Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- L.S. Ayres and Company
- Panoramic photographs
- Pierre, Edward D., 1890-1971
- Soldiers' monuments
- Washington and Illinois streets, Indianapolis panoramic photograph
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