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This sweet little brick commercial building at 10 North Delaware Street sorta breaks my heart. Clearly this is quite a vintage building, clearly it has ‘survived’ many a decade, clearly…not gracefully. Keep your eyes on the upper portion of it, and ignore the neon light. Wish I had a historic photo of it, because I have a feeling the street level was scrumptious at one time.

Not so now.

Bad enough that there are so many of the historic buildings near the City County Building are to serve the criminal/ aspiring criminal/ alleged criminal contingent, but couldn’t they at least provide the public service of restoring the street level facade? I’m praying for this building and a few others like it.

I find it mildly amusing that an attorney who had an office at 10 1/2 North Delaware in 1907, was arrested for swindling a client and held for a $2,000 bond. Ah, the circle of life.

 

2 responses to “Sunday Prayers: 10 North Delaware”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Your comments says it all! There are a number of buildings both downtown and at former streetcar stops in older neighborhoods that one can only imagine what they were like “back in the day”…

  2. Chase Rudner says:

    Hey Tiffany, I just read this post and found a photo of this building circa 1925 on the Indiana Historical Society’s database. It seems I can’t paste the photo directly into the box but here’s the link. If you can’t get it to open, just look up Delaware Street on their images search and it should be the fourth picture down. Hope this helps!

    http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/P0130&CISOPTR=223&CISOBOX=1&REC=4

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