Today’s advertisement from Levey Brothers & Co Printers can double as our preservation affirmed, since part of this facade was spared, restored, and integrated into the new Circle Center Mall.
This full color advert from the 1904 Indianapolis City Directory definitely showed the vibrancy of the colors they were able to print.
This photo from the 1902 Hyman’s Journal Handbook of Indianapolis is less idealized than the illustration in the ad above, but shows what the building looked like in full operation.
In addition to printing, Levey Brothers was in the bank supply business, and they operated a large factory at Ohio and Senate.
With the construction of Circle Center Mall, the five-story part of the building above was completely demolished. However, the facade of the shorter building on the left was preserved and incorporated into the exterior of the mall.