Harry W. Moore (1902-1970) grew up in the family funeral home business in Brightwood and opened his first funeral home in 1927 at 25th and Gale Streets. In the early 1930s, he hired architect Leslie F. Ayres to design this charming chapel, located at 2050 E. Michigan Street just east of Woodruff Place. This photograph probably dates to the 1940s and shows firemen congregated outside of the funeral home in honor of a fallen comrade.

Circa 1940s negative made by the Indianapolis Fire Department

Circa 1940s negative made by the Indianapolis Fire Department

 

Ad from Polk's 1935 Indianapolis City Directory

Ad from Polk’s 1935 Indianapolis City Directory

This Harry W. Moore branch closed in the late 1990s, and most recently housed Clubhouse 2050, a members-only club for singles and couplesĀ .

Google Street View, October 2011

Google Street View, October 2011