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Miley Ave.
Location:  West Indianapolis
John S. Miley, lumber merchant and landowner

Miley Ohio

(3) Miley-Avenue-Street-Sign-Historic-Indianapolis-Sergio-Bennett

The street sign at the corner Miley Avenue and Ohio Street. A warehouse can be seen in the background. This is otherwise a residential neighborhood.

John Miley was an early businessman in Indianapolis.  He was born around 1816 in Wurtemburg, Germany.  In 1874, he ran a saw mill, named the Indianapolis Walnut Saw Mills, at 446 N. Mississippi (now Senate), but he and his wife Elizabeth lived west of the city on the National Road.  Much of his land later became the “Miley’s Addition” subdivision, where Miley Ave. runs through.

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The railroad crossing near the intersection of Miley Av. and Ohio St.

All photos courtesy Sergio Bennett.

One response to “What’s In a Name: Miley Avenue”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Appreciate this article, Steve!

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