Griffith Block

Griffith Block (HM1MQZ)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46204 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.017', W 86° 9.557'

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1872

Built in 1872 for the heirs of Humphrey Griffith - the city's first watch and clock maker - the Griffith Block stood for 128 years at 36-38 West Washington Street, the northwest corner of West Washington and Bird Streets. This commercial building with its ornate, limestone, Italianate-style façade contributed to the importance of Washington Street as the city's Main Street. Numerous retail businesses occupied the first and second floors, while the upper floors contained meeting and ballrooms. The block was demolished in 1990, but its façade was dismantled, restored, moved across the street, and integrated into Circle Centre.
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HM NumberHM1MQZ
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572007 N 4402229
Decimal Degrees39.76695000, -86.15928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.017', W 86° 9.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 1.02" N, 86° 9' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51 W Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46204, US
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