Saturday, May 22, 2010

Indianapolis, Indiana

IN.18-University Park and War Memorial Building
Indianapolis, Indiana
In the foreground is the statue of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the U.S.  In the center stands the beautifulDepew Memorial Fountain, surrounded by cast bronze statues of children.  In the center background is the famed War Memorial Bldg. and in the left background is the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Arthur Jordan Memorial Hall, on Butler University's Fairview campus, was completed in 1928 at a cost of more than one million dollars.  Constructed of granite and limestone it houses colleges of liberal arts, sciences, education, journalism and business administration.  More than 4800 students are enrolled in the day and evening schools, which include a school of religion.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Indianapolis, Indiana
Completed in 1901, it is the third highest shaft in America.  It memoralizes four epochs in the history of Indiana - the period of the Revolution, the War With Mexico, the War of 1812, and the War For The Union.  Many huge statues surround its base and overlook its fountain pools.  A museum occupies its basement.  An observation platform, reached by an elevator, is near its 284 1/2 foot peak.  Located in Monument Circle, in the heart of the downtown area, it was built and is maintained by the State of Indiana.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the War Memorial postcard. Great way to capture Indianapolis.