Friday, December 31, 2010

Lost Irvington--5657 E. Washington St.

The Carr Home, constructed in 1900, stood for 45 years before crews demolished it for commercial buildings along East Washington Street. To see a photo of the home before its demise, see my previous post. Numerous prominent people lived here besides the Carrs, including: Calvin Kendall, the superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools; the Shank sisters, the cousins to Mayor Samuel L. Shank; and Adelaide Conte, a local music teacher, who operated a school here and previously at 269 South Audubon Road. Joel Marmon, contractor, built the original house. This article came from the Indianapolis Star and is dated October 28, 1945.

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