Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Northeast Corner of Washington and East Streets, Indianapolis

image number:

P0035186

description:

The 1946 appraisal that accompanied this photograph describes the building on the corner as follows, in part: "...approximately 67.6' x 81', containing approximately 16,400 square feet.

The ground floor comprises four storerooms...these rooms are leased to a branch bank, art plastic shop, tavern, and low-priced dry goods store. A center stairway leading from Washington Street provides entrance to the two upper floors which are operated as the La Vern Hotel. This operation comprises twenty-five rooms, renting at $2.50 to $4.00 per week.

The Hotel is equipped with three baths and three toilets..."

The appraisal then describes the two-story brick building to left of center, in part: "...a partial brick and frame residential type rooming house comprising 17 rooms, 2 baths and 2 toilets...The building covers a ground area of approximately 62.5' x 37.5', and contains approximately 4,687 square feet."

Finally, the same appraisal describes the shorter two-story building at far left, in part: "...a two-story brick building approximately 62.5' x 50', totalling approximately 6,250 square feet.

The ground floor includes four storerooms...the tenants comprise a used furniture store, cleaning and pressing establishment, and a restaurant...

The second floor is operated as a rooming house, including twelve rooms, served with one bath and two toilets. The tenant furnishes heat by individual stoves."

date taken:

1946

photographer studio:

Bass & Woodworth Commercial Photographers (Indianapolis)

donor image number:

266478-F

copyright owner:

Indiana University

building name:

Long Building

corporate name:

Al Vern Hotel

corporate name:

Fletcher Trust Company

corporate name:

Steve's Place

topic:

Bars

topic:

Banks

topic:

Exterior

topic:

Indianapolis (Downtown & General Street Scenes)

city:

Indianapolis

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Regional Campus

folder:

IUPUI - Northeast Corner of Washington and East Streets