#ThursdayDoors — The Lacy Building


I didn’t find much information on this building, which I think is okay, since I never actually got a shot of the whole thing, but we can still appreciate its doors.

It’s sometimes called Test Building, as it was built by the heirs of Charles Edward Test,Β former president of National Motor Vehicle Company.Β This made sense considering my discovery that The Lacy Building, an office building from the start, included the first parking garage in Indy. Still it stands, six floors of parking.

(Tests are famous round here, even more famous than the Lacys, but that’s a whole nother thing we’re not getting into today. More a Halloween-type story, that.)



Reflections were kind on this day, providing glimpses of the monument, first top, then bottom.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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53 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — The Lacy Building

  1. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a pretty grand entrance. I wonder if a work day would seem any nicer if you started by walking through that, instead of some same-old-same-old glass and metal thingie? Thanks for including the nice photo of the plaque.

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  2. Benson says:

    I am a sucker for Brass. When I first saw your title I mis-read and thought it said Lucy Building. It gave me an image of a doorway with a heart over it. Like I Love Lucy. That would be cool.

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  3. Ooooo, like the reflections here as well!!

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  4. loisajay says:

    I do like “LACY” over the top of the doorway. Stands so proud, doesn’t it?

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  5. Grand entrance, indeed. I like it a lot! But I know what you mean about feeling underdressed. πŸ™‚ The few times I’ve been in “the city”, actual Chicago, in the summer, I’ve seen some women/girls who make “underdressed” look like women in old-fashioned dresses. If they were any more underdresed, they’d be un- rather than under-. πŸ™‚


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  6. Ally Bean says:

    Pretty doors, impressive– but a bit on the plain side. Not complaining, just musing on why the Lacy Bldg didn’t get more bling…

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lots of fancy carving in that archway plus a pretty shiny door – nice find πŸ™‚

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  8. bikerchick57 says:

    As everyone else has said, that’s a beautifully fabulous archway leading to the “just okay” doors. It’s too bad that the doors weren’t made to be as impressive as the rest of the entrance.

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  9. Pretty, and the reflections are a great bonus.

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  10. marianallen says:

    Beautiful, shiny doors! Love the archway. I was a little surprised, though, ’cause Louisville has a building we call The Lacy Building ’cause IT’S A LACY BUILDING. So I expected a lacy building, but it was a Lacy Building. But that’s my prob, not your prob. You took a super-sharp and awesomely reflective picture of some mighty fine and shiny doors!

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  11. jesh stg says:

    Classy frame for these doors of Lacy! Am glad my last name is not Test – I can just imagine all the word plays and jokes that family has/had to endure!

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  12. slfinnell says:

    Well…..I had shiny doors too lol So……great minds??

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  13. Love these shiny doors! And an arch above a set of doors is always a plus.

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  14. I’m a sucker for old metals so I think the doors are awesome with their shiny, retro feel. The architecture around them is quite spectacular. I also like the symmetry with the floral circle, the sconces, and the giant potted plants. πŸ™‚

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  15. J Walters says:

    You’ve got some of the most delicious looking buildings in your city. This one especially. Even just the doors.

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  16. That’s a pretty entrance all shiny with great reflections.

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  17. Luanne says:

    I love pompous old doors like this! Imagine how elegant you felt if you belonged there and how intimidated if you felt that you didn’t hahaha.

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  18. I love how you managed to get the reflection of the monument in those doors but not your own. I’m intrigued now about the Halloween type story.

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    • joey says:

      Someday, I really will write it. I will, but it’s historical and there are no doors, so it may be dull to some. Local legends and all that.

      And thank you. I do try to stand where my reflection’s hidden. I catch kids and strangers sometimes.

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  19. Oh yes, great work, by the door-builders and you!

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  20. dennyho says:

    A very regal doorway, I like!

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  21. Pistachios says:

    “Resplendent” was the first word that came to mind when I saw your photos. Someone must spend a lot of time cleaning and polishing those doors!

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  22. Gold doors – fancy, fancy. But, I guess when you are part of the National Register of Historic Places it is pretty appropriate. πŸ™‚

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  23. Some very grand doors indeed, ery impressive πŸ™‚

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  24. Erika says:

    Those are some nice doors. My rum-infused brain said “drawers” at first, and now I’m thinking we need a #ThursdayDrawers thing, and not of the Chester Draws variety πŸ˜‰

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