Once in the 800 block of North Capitol, the home of former Mayor, Thomas Taggart

As you hurtle ever southward on Capitol in 2011, it is hard to fathom that this street, too, was onceĀ  residential. Turn back the clock 100 or so years ago, and approximately where the Litho Press, Inc. building is now, once lived beloved former mayor, Thomas Taggart and family. Designed by architects, W. Scott Moore & Son, the address changed from 410 N. Tennessee to 410 N. Capitol to 810 N. Capitol in its brief lifespan.

One wonders how many early Indianapolis luminaries attended events there? What the hustle and bustle of everyday life was like? How frequently did they leave this home for the one in French Lick? The family still resided there in 1910, but had moved onto their 1331 Delaware Street home by 1913. (Check this week’s video for a glimpse of that one).

How would you have liked to see this one still standing?