100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, September 6: West Indianapolis citizens are rejoicing over the recent completion of the levee and boulevard on the west bank of White River from Fourteenth to Raymond Streets. A celebration reviewing the new public improvements will be held in the new James Whitcomb Riley playground, Oliver Av and Drover St, Sunday afternoon. An automobile parade will go through downtown Indianapolis, travel north across the new Meridian Street bridge over Fall Creek, and proceed along beautiful Fall Creek Boulevard, through Riverside Park, and along the new levee and boulevard, before passing by the reviewing stand at the playground. Mayor Joseph Bell will be among the speakers. The West Side Enterprise Civic League together with the West Washington Street Merchants’ Association have planned the affair, and the whole city is invited to share the community’s good fortune.