White River 1913 flood panoramic photograph
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- 1913 March
- Losey, N. H. (Person)
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Albert Worm opened a small butcher shop on Oliver Avenue in Indianapolis in 1894. In 1899, he built a new store at 1223 Oliver Ave., a building which still exists today. Worm constructed a slaughterhouse near Dakota and Ray streets on the banks of the White River in 1907. He planned to build a three-story refrigeration building, with two basement levels within the next 2 years. The Worm and Co. packing and slaughterhouse was incorporated in 1911 with $300,000 in capital. The facility suffered from flood damage in 1913 when the White River rose. Worm sold his business in the early 1920s, but went on to purchase United Butchers, a former competitor located near Worm’s original processing plant. Later, he owned and operated another successful slaughterhouse, Indiana Abattoir.
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Indiana Department of Natural Resources. "Indiana Underwater: The Flood of 1913." Accessed September 20, 2018. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/hp-1913_flood.pdf.
Mitchell, Dawn. "RetroIndy: 1913 Floods." Indianapolis Star, March 22, 2016. Accessed September 20, 2018. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2016/03/22/retroindy-1913-floods/82110634.
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