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Businesses near the Oneida Hotel and Illinois Street railroad tunnel, Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1900

Description: View looking north on South Illinois Street. Businesses on the west side of the street include George's Hotel and Restaurant, a ticket office, the Oneida Hotel, a barber shop, and a sign for a Hardware and Iron company offering tinner's supplies and Ben-Hur bicycles. Several electric streetcars are in the background. Union Station is out of view to the right. The horse on the left is emerging from the underground Union Station tunnel that passed under the railroad tracks.This area near Union Station housed many hotels and was known as The Levee. On September 7, 1898, the Indianapolis City Council approved plans for the Oneida Hotel to build a portico across the sidewalk. [Source.: Indianapolis News, 8 September 1898, p. 2].
Origin: 1900, circa
Collection: Indiana Album
Geography: 216-218-220 South Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Subjects: Joan Hostetler Collection
Commercial streets
Railroad tunnels
Ticket offices
Hardware stores
Electric railroads
Wholesale District (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Marion County (Ind.)

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