Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: Dec. 15-21

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, December 16: The seventeenth anniversary of the Flanner House Social Settlement will be observed this afternoon in a special Founders’ Day program. Attorney Robert L. Brokenburr, a former superintendent of the settlement, will give a history of the institution which was established by prominent white … Read More

100 Years Ago: Dec. 8-14

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, December 14: As the John Philip Sousa Great Navy Band played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the meeting at Tomlinson Hall yesterday afternoon, every man in that great crowd stood with bared head except a few members of the Indianapolis police department who stood arrogantly in … Read More

100 Years Ago: Dec. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, December 1: Consolidation of city, township and county governments in Indianapolis and Marion County is the recommendation of the New York Bureau of Municipal Research in its continuing survey of Indianapolis city government. One proposed plan, as a step toward greater efficiency and economy in … Read More

100 Years Ago: Nov. 24-30

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, November 29: Thanksgiving Day dawned with gloomy skies and threatening rain-clouds. Commercial life stopped throughout the city, but there was no holiday celebration in homes or churches as the war against Germany brought solemn thought of American sacrifices to be paid of life and service. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 17-23

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, November 19: A moving picture film showing the work being done by the Mothers’ Aid Society of Indianapolis among the destitute widowed mothers and children of the city is being shown at the Circle Theater. The film shows the constructive helpfulness of the work being … Read More