Indianapolis original, Crown Hill Cemetery has many merits, but the Waiting Station is a beautiful architectural remnant of our city’s early history and most certainly a favorite.

Crown Hill front gate, one of the best entry points in the city

Built in 1885 and designed by Adolph Scherer, the basement now houses the Genealogical Society of Marion County and upstairs, offices for the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation.

Vintage view of the Waiting Station and front gate

Want more? If you missed it a few months ago, check out 16 other seldom recalled facts about the rest of the cemetery.

Similar view towards Waiting Station and front gate

Want a full tour of the place? You’re invited, right here and now: