View south, detail of door and transom, south wall of north room, fourth floor - Griffith Block (Commercial Building), 36-38 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, HABS IND,49-IND,49-12.tif

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Title View south, detail of door and transom, south wall of north room, fourth floor - Griffith Block (Commercial Building), 36-38 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
Depicted place Indiana; Marion County; Indianapolis
Date Documentation compiled after 1933
Dimensions 4 x 5 in.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Accession number HABS IND,49-IND,49-12
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Notes
  • Significance: Built in 1872 by the heirs of Humphrey Griffith, a leading pioneer businessman, the Griffith Block has housed a variety of retail establishments during its long history. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the editorial offices of the "Indianapolis News" were located in the block. The third and fourth floors contained lodge meeting rooms, used by several fraternal orders and labor unions. Architecturally, the Griffith Block is one of a few surviving examples in the city of a facade designed in the "Venetian Commercial Italianate" style, popular in Indianapolis during the 1870s. It is one of the very few surviving nineteenth century buildings with a limestone facade .
  • Survey number: HABS IN-214
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Camera location39° 46′ 05.99″ N, 86° 09′ 29.02″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo