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Street of Trees: 1904

Street of Trees: 1904

Indianapolis circa 1904. "North Delaware Street." Our third visit to this leafy enclave. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

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Take a Hike

There are sidewalks, and there are sidewalks.

Then there are THESE sidewalks. I thought they were part of an outer service drive at first. Really wide. Was it typical for Indy at the time or just this street?

On the street where you live, 115 years later

This pristine, beautiful, tree lined street with stately Victorian mansions. So classy and elegant it makes you wish you were living there. I wonder what that street looks like 115 years later.

Gone Baby Gone

The house at left in the 1400 block of North Delaware, sadly, is gone. The lot it stood on now makes up the side yard of the house you see behind it, that still exists. Surprisingly, most of the wrought iron fence you see also still exists. The wooden fence does not.

Most of the homes in this designated historic area are now adopted to commercial use: Law offices, bed and breakfasts, and fraternal or professional organizations.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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