At first glance, this hardly interesting set of doors sits in what looks to be one of the many Art Deco limestone buildings peppering Indianapolis. But is it?
Research of address usually reveals origins, but with this building, I got shorted. Limited information includes being directed to an ad on page 22 from the 1958 Indianapolis Recorder:
“SAFELY INSURING INDIANAPOLIS FOR OVER 70 YEARS” If Your Home Is Worth Insuring For $8000 or more. You are Eligible For The “Home Owners Package Policy” House Insurance • Personal Property Insurance % Burglary & Theft Insurance • Personal Liability Complete Coverage in ONE POLICY For LESS MONEY GREGORY & APPEL INC. 120 E. VERMONT ST.
That company is still in business — at another location.
Of course, I’ve found no way to discern what building was located at 120 E Vermont in 1958.
A real estate site contends this building was erected in 1972 and lists no building materials. It does mention air conditioning.
I am providing a link to the Recorder because like me, some people enjoy old newspapers.
This page is the current link to my disappointment.
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