Ever wonder what Alexander Ralston might say if he strolled around downtown Indianapolis today? What was once a precisely planned city has been slowly butchered throughout time. The broad, diagonal streets that angled towards the Circle, giving the city many unique wedge-shaped, flatiron buildings and six-pointed intersections, have been neutered, mostly for fortress-like structures that kill street level activity. Today’s ad looks at a business that took the primo spot of a once grand hotel that stood at the sharp point of Illinois Street, Washington Street and Kentucky Avenue.