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Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1904. "North Delaware Street." A block east of our previous Indy view, this leafy residential street is furnished with a mailbox and mounting blocks as well as hitching posts; one block bears the house number 656. Detroit Publishing Company, 8x10 inch glass transparency. View full size.