Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago: Sept. 22-28

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, September 26: In response to an appeal by The Rt. Rev. Joseph Chartrand, coadjutor bishop of Indianapolis, the parishioners of SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral have raised $50,000 (2016: $952,990) for the purchase of property for a new Catholic high school for boys to be … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 15-21

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, September 20: Since the new school year began city school officials are facing a new problem – how to care for the increased number of African-American pupils. Six of the eleven exclusively “colored schools” are now overcrowded, and some of them are on half-day sessions. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 8-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, September 14: A paved stretch of the National Old Trails Road (National Road) extending eastward from Irvington to the county line will be officially dedicated tomorrow with a huge automobile parade. This is the first link of the historic highway that has been made into … Read More

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, … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 24-31

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, August 26: Plans are tentatively under discussion by prominent Indianapolis men for the construction of an endowed, free 300-bed hospital dedicated to the treatment of invalid and crippled children. Within the last few days the proposal has received the hearty approval of hundreds of Hoosier … Read More