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Indiana Avenue

Location: SE corner on traffic island, West Street & Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected 1994 Indiana Historical Bureau with support from individuals and organizations dedicated to preserving the heritage of Indiana Avenue

ID# : 49.1994.2

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African Americans, by the 1890s, had established a vibrant social, commercial, and economic community along Indiana Avenue. Black entertainers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and working people developed the Avenue into a thriving, widely-known neighborhood of theaters, jazz clubs, stores, offices, and residences.

Keywords

African American, Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns