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Title Postcard of Cenotaph Square and the Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, Indiana, ca. 1944
Description Postcard showing the Indianapolis Public Library as seen from the American Legion Plaza in the Indiana War Memorial Plaza. In the foreground is Cenotaph Square located in a sunken garden. It was built in 1931 to honor Indiana’s war dead. Four black columns surround a black granite cenotaph (an empty tomb), originally designed to honor Evansville resident Corporal James B. Gresham, the first American killed in action during World War I. Postmarked July 26, 1944.
Place 51 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Date 1940-1944
Year Range Begin 1940
Year Range End 1944
Subjects Libraries
Monuments & memorials
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Marion County (Ind.)
Process Photomechanical prints
Format Postcards
Collection Name Evan Finch Collection
Object ID ia-0021-0094
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