Faith and Community: A Historic Walking Tour

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Faith and Community: A Historic Walking Tour

  1. 1. 0.3:: ic Walking? Tour TY A Histor flu . v$$. .<. <$$ , .1 . £$S, £:. .:, A Z’. . ,
  2. 2. -_EO‘NGREGATIO| lS IN THE MILE SQUARE Since the founding oflndianapolis in 1820- 1821, religious practice has shaped the capital's landscape. On the Circle, and in the surrounding Mile Square area, numerous houses of worship once lined the streets of the city's downtown, leading one observer to describe Indianapolis as a "city of churches. " Since WW 1, many ofthese congregations have moved to the suburbs. This map includes buildings both stand- ing and demolished, those still function- ing as houses of worship and those converted to other purposes. While many have faded from the scene, there remain many examples of Indianapolis’ rich religious heritage in the Mile Square and the immedi- ately surrounding area. As one makes the tour, two broad themes become apparent. One is the diversity of religious practice in this city. Over the years, various groups immigrated here and often their first concern was to establish a church or synagogue. The second theme grows out of the first. As these groups assimilated and grew in prosperity, they often moved out from the center city, leaving their houses of worship to newly arrived congregations, or to be replaced by secular structures. This map is therefore a guide to both the past and the present.
  3. 3. NORTH WEST QUADRAN I seiiiei Airieari Methodist Episcopal cliiiren Al c / AAl x 414 War! Vemlalli sireei, Dlltkslluriilli (Buill, nasal Miz| vTrinlIV creek Brlhudnx cluireii I: / ti / EE / X 27 Soul/ I Meridian sneer [I900-l9IAl Wexl siraei llaiwea/ I Dllla arm New varr Slleels (lSl4vpi75I rm» Muridian sireei Mnlllndixl Episcopal cmrrcii R l C 902 N Merrmarr sireei [Hui/ I, 1505/ si. sriagei caiiialie Church R/ Ca/ |.1iriiAI am Dr M. ‘ImrIli1IIlerKlrlg. /r sireailiyarlr. wall 5!. caiieiaiiiiaa and Elena Romanian unriadax cliuran DI 0/X/ EE WusiMalkizl.7rII1BlaL‘lrIIm1Sir2L>I: (l9II-I347} si. |lll's Episcuriul Church u / c / x New varl aria llllrlal: Slreelx lizurli, rm, Heiriirli, rim isms; si. Philly’: Episcopal church A/ P/ x/AA 710 Ni1I1IIMarIlli lulllal Kllly Jr S! /eel lfllilli IBEII-15175, lie will I935} si. SInpllnn'. I Eulualinil Urlhnflflx cliiueli D / U / x / EE 725/V Blaclrli1liill! !lfi- 15/55! 9 seimisii liiie Cullledrll A/ C/X 5iJNalI/ IML-rli1l: inSIr2ai / iiurii, l9ZE-15251 1|! sacoml Hnplisl Church ll / c rx / M WLI5lMlclilgi1li.7lIri WosI: IlLILIi5(EulliL‘.7 M57, Ila-biirlr, lalz-ziil 11 saaami Imrieiiaa clmreii R/ C/x/ AA 702 WWI srreaiilsl I lgiiil I2 slriipsuri cnapal Alrican MeIhodisEnlscopIl (AMEI V/ C/AA riiliarrir/ ilresaiirrsirizarelm99-lssilsl 13 wiiliarapaaa Pnlshylelilll D / c / x MA /00 liloclr izlcarrrp srraai llwi iwsl mill NORTH EA 0 ADRANT Ia Allan Chlpal N! 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Sim-is llssa. lml zrzsaiirii New Jersey srreei llmlmil 45 Trinity Evangelical Danish lnlhevall cliureii il / c / D 70/ rasi Malia/ ly siraer (M772-I556] c- I’ Iesiarrilclrrlsliari vacarli iiiiilaliig c llulic I- aciiverallglniisuiiiciiiie . l reused bvarmlller n: Urliludux ll: aigariiiaiiorr AA AiricarrAriiarlcaiI X: - iierirullslied I-IE: Easlellliumnearl Eulmall Irish Darllsll Italian Exisllllg _ anlivizcungilegalion
  4. 4. r 4 ll west ‘/ srrrlcrl street rrrrcir structure /8 y 2 I1o| yTriniIy Greek orthodox ‘ Z7Si7uIllMoiri1lan SttEElllW9'l9l1l . St/ eels tt5t4—prr5r 1550/ NORTH WES17 O ADRANT 1 Enthalfllrican Me'lhodis1.Episr: npa| Church A/ Cr‘AA 'X is s to n ‘ace in or the ccilding was places cr the l‘«’al‘GrlaI Feglstel cl Hlstullc Vlaces Church D/0/EEIX west Street itorwoeri Unto andnew irirrir Tho litriiaiiapolis creek community esrahlislmt an onhcdox church at 27 south Meridian street aicund lsiin. it relocated in the Z00 olccit or North West Street. across iiom Military Park, in ISI4 An Indiana state historical rrlariier stands one block south ol where the west Street church was located it§ly'Tiinitycieeiont. oocx. ca t§t6 . i can 3 Meridian StultMIIhotlist Episcopal church WC 2702 iii. Meridian Street (Built, react htoriuiaii Street Metiiodtst traces its origins to lndtanapolis hist Methodist irody asranlisiied in Hill The congregation eventually moved to this Gothic Revival style church on the southwest ouadianl or Monument circle This huilding now houses the Indiana Business College 1. 3 4 so aridget catholic church ii/ cail andM out Dr Martin rtitirer King Jr Street itrurlt. lrrcrl i st urldgot originally served primarily Irish parishioners. The Roinanesoue iievival- style brick building included a parlsli scltool Alter isoo, it lregatt serving the glowing Atirrcanometican catholic community The building now houses the Newman center i ‘ ICa| ll0llC campus ministry) lot lUPU| 5 St. Bonstlntine and Elerril Romanian llllhodox Church D / D / X t EE West Market and E/ acktoiii Streets (Isl l- i947} licitlaniaii im igrants organized a parish in iftlttrtflt i. The pansh conducted a weekly language school to maintain the nati tongue among the children. in mat the chuicli moved to 3237 West lslrt street where it hassetved as the center or Romanian culture in the city 6 st. Pours Episcopal church or i: / x New van aiii1lIlinirisStieets iirliilt. iircc. tie-truitt, 1839- i94t7:t ‘ St Paul‘: was reputed to have been sympathetic inwards Southern Deinocrau during tlril Civil War, which earned the polish the popular labial, "this church ol the Holy Coriperhcads " The congregation nmupied the site until the late lflfllls. 7 st. Philip‘: Episcopal church A/ Pix MA 720 North Martin iutlier King Jr street iouilt tB6E~ rscr, ire-olriit l9fl6l st Phillips licguii as a mission among the cilys Alrican-Airiericari population Dilicially organized as a parish in lent, the za-memoei ciiutch erected their llist l ltuiltiing in tons The present editice was completed in teas. 8 St. Stephen's Eulgurian Orthodox Church D / 0 / X I EE 72rr‘N triaoiitlrrdtrric-i955l Macedonian and Bulgarian immigrants established this oriliodaxcongtegoiion in tour Air Ilriliatia state historical marker stands near the tormorcltutolt site, now occupied by the IU Law School at Indianapolis. 8 scottitlt liitc Cathedral Arcrx 550 Norrli Meritfiirn Street tBi/ llt, l. ‘7Z6rlS'I5l This indnuitierrial building serves as the headquarters at the Scottish Rite Valley at l"flli‘llH]. ‘l7l'S, a Masonic organization The building is ol'ludoi design with Enlhlc ciiianieiilatllm, and is laid out in multiples pt 33 teet. symbolizing the 33 years ol CIliist's lite and the degrees at masnrirv Listed on tile National Register ol Historic Places. Open daily tor tours. 10 sacondeaptistchureh it/ c/x/ Art West rlricliigaii and wesrsrieetsrtruiltca loci, iie-lrvilr, l!7l2»2t7l Drganlzuit tlt lEt5. this drilrclr was the chi]: llrtt Alrlcalhhirierlcon Eaptitt congregation in the early lttills. the congregation relocated to the west side arid sold the building to developers who have ttanslonrlod the interior into condominiums 11 second christian Church RI 0/ X/ M /02 wsili street rial / - i945! second chuiclt was | ndiaiiannlIs' liislnltican-American ciohgrepatlclr in tho cnnrtian chirrchioisciples oi christ denomination. Tire church moved in rear and changed its name to Light or the world Christian church 12 sirnpaon chapel itrriaen Methodist Episcopal (AME) y i c tAA ritlraritt ll/ lt'ssouriStreetsIlB. V.9»t95t7Sl The simpson chapel began in I875 to serve the surrounding Alrlt: ait>ArtIerict'rtt population. By lose the congregation loid tiieccrneistone tor their new hricll building They remained at this location itntil the late teens. 13 Witharspoon Prastryta an DI ct XI AA 700 block at Camp Street I 1907-post 19.717) inis Aliican-American congregation has its origins in the Ninth Piasoyiairan church nrgtilllzed in T872 The congregation nlllclally reorganized in l5D7 as the Witlicrsflfioit Presbyterian Church. It occupied this site until the lat: IEZDI NORTH EAST QUA RANT 14 Alien chapel Airican Methodist Episcopal lAMEl A/ c / X / AA I337 East lttlr Street liuilt, l9I! l organized in i865, this congregation sponsored one or the tlist tray schools ioi blacks in lllE city Allen Chapel elected a liew iruiiding at the corner oi Eleventh and Broadway Streets in T92! where they continue to worship today. 15 cents Tairatnacia or c Noirliweslmmcic/ Gliib andiirew , g,, ,,, ¢., ,p, , AME“ tag” , i Jer: cyslreeI: tI91l~l96til This spnnishslylc ovilding was repuioely the largest ovilding iii the u s devoted to ieligiona services caoieianernacle hosted larilnus evangelists. including Billy Sunday, Alinee Seinple McP| lersony and Billy Grallam. 16 control cnristicncnurch A/ ti/ x Sclulliwesr carrier at Delaware and Ohio Streets lt852- I993} 17 Ml Iltoitli Delaware Slicer lBurIti lt99Zl lridianupolrs liist congregation atlillated with the lndianabased Christian Ehuicht Disciples pl Christ Tliclrculientred brick Romanesque Reyival~style building in Delaware and Walnut Streets was dedicated in I593 17 chrisi church cathedral nrcrx Northeast c‘c"r‘Fr of Monument C"c‘e lEl ‘ : r9i Tie Cl"(S riis: Episcopal ccri age ~n cniisrcnuicn ca: nsnrai is t. "e only church reiria n‘ng on the Circle This I‘ Erigllshccuntry cothicstyle ' y ovilding is probably the oldest y religious structure in .4:-_~-is lnoianaoolis listed on the F’ ' ilarianaliiegisreroihistoric ‘ t r. , Places L)‘ 1,: |' I Christ Church Cathedral, ca lttflfl , €, ex 1. riisteapiisl, ca testis 18 First enptistcnurclr D/ P/X Meridian and Mary/ oiidstreets lca. l€2.‘t>lB€lt Pennsylvania and New Yrrrli Streets I lEEd»t904t Meridian and Vermont Streets tl.9t74-l9fit7l Indianapolis’ llrst Baptist cungiepatllrn was established iii 1822. in ISD4, the congregation constructed the largest Baptist church in the state. at the northeast corner cll Mcrldlan and Vermont Streets The church relocated in I560 alter the stale purchased its picoeilv [or an expansion ol the World War Memorial Plaza, his mrsari 19 Pirstrriendschureh ltrcix intersection affair wayna. St ‘ Flair: and Delaware Streets in it tlc5c- imt i145 Nortir Alabama street R. , ils95—lale lesosl The society or Friends in lndianapoiisi' met in the loads This white congregation helped organize several ixlitcan- Ainertcan congregations The friends met in tltis iiomanesoue Revival building lot ovcreo years. inst Frleiu1s, cir lsro ll i. i,ii First iutlir. -tan, ca loans 20 rirtt Luthlrln church A/ c/x ivrarinioii and onto Streets tir737- l953l D Alabama aiiorvow York Streets H553» trial 0 Mi / l/oitli Pennsylvania Strcirr tarlgliiarlty hiritr iii W75, addiltoii 1557/ The llrst Lutlierans to settle in lridlallnpblls established MI Plsgali Lutheran Cliurcll In I337 In tlte early 1570s‘ the congregation erected its |1lt‘. ‘St. ‘tll Gothic Revival-slyll: building on Nonh Pennsylvania. The church yoineo the National ilegistei ol Historic Places in 1976 21 First Presbyterian church -1525 North iraiuwnra Strut RI or x Peniisylvariia Street bdtwccir Market and t7lilrr strrrats I lEZ3- 151 1} U Monument Circle aiidrnsi Mariel Street IlE4 credit in southwest corner or New rain and Poinrsyrvaitia Slicr. -ts tlB64- iB99l D sortliaasi corner or Norrti Ddtawrmr anti rctli street iraocirdrri the cnys lirst Prcsirytcrnn congregation erected a large stone building at the southeast corner at Delaware and I5t| I Streets A itbtolila lcaiuic was the staliit. -d glass window designed by llllanvs. now ltlruserl at the Indianapolis MuSL‘ult’l pl Art The Delaware Strr. 'I: t building currently operates as the Metropolitan community center 22 First United Brethren church RI l: / it Its! Street ant1Ccritral Avenue _ irtrso. r9a7io ~ 745' North Park Street I l907« limit 704 itrnn Park Street tlszrr i recast D A United Bicttlrln corigregatloll iirst orgatiired in the city in land Thocongrcgation successively occupied two lrulidings one hlock apan on North Park Street The 1907 building has housed the Phoenix llieatic, a proiessionsi theater company. since lode czar , First United Brclircil. ta i930: 23 Fourth Presbyterian church DlC/ X Sourtiwesl mrncr oItJL-Irrwore r7nt1It/ lriiltet Streets l 1857- lti74l Northwest corner oIPanilsytv. ‘riila and 9th ltB74~ lE. ‘75l Tliisoongiegalion crcctild a huilding at the soirlinvest center or Delaware and Market Streets in 1557 The cllurcll moved in I874 to I new Lltrllltlng at tile lloitltwest corner at Pennsylvania and 9th Streets Proteslariticliiislian l§= German vacant building catholic liisn active religious structure Jewish Danish roused by another Orthodox llallail organization Alrlcon rlirerrcan = Exlsllne demolished Eastern Euicpealt active osngiegaticii l 30 st. tvlary'scathoiic church 24 Indianapolis Hebrew congregation D in M Market and East‘ Streets I 186$ lE! t7l U tttrh and Delatliuie Streets 0 . - ' H899-l95€l , Je ish iininigiantsotgaoized th ‘ lllStJet'. lShlerTlplE in less Thecongregatrcns second terrlplc tzulltin the rtioslctttieyrantine style was topped by three dairies. A stained glass window depicting Moses was reputed to be the tits! ilislance in which at person was portrayed ill a synagogue Indianapolis lictarcw Congregation, ca two 25 Locrteritie sguarc United Methodist A l G / x southeast corner or waoash and New Jersey streets ica rrrsiir trail a 2.77 ivortli East streets [Built l8i93l this ccngiegotion ol Genrian Methodists was corrinronly relerred to as the "sllpeiriakcl cliitrcti" oooapse oi the many inemnets involved in that trade In lens the congregation ‘ dedicated a Neo-liornanesgue-style huilding dasignod hy local architect Diedricit A Bolt 26 ohev zotiacir Temple D/ J/EE/ X Market and East Streets I lt797~t9Zt7l Hungarian Jews eslaoiisiied tilts congtcgatlnn ill tear. and tor years supported a Hilriga Jetvlsh school Following a merger with congregation Belhcl. the congregation hecanrn Betti-El Zedeck, which is currently located at silo West 70th Street 27 Plymouth congregational church D/ C/X Meridian S treat rust north III Monument Circle (185377 lEE4l Srrutllcast corner ol New York and Meirdiair Streets (1854-l50l7I In I857. Plymouth was the llrst Congregational church established in the capital city Lot Plymouth nlcrged witll Mayflower Congregational Cllurch tn lnim First Congregational, i located since the late test): at 7t7l Nonii Pennsylvania Street 28 Rubens Pnrir united rlrrthodist A/ E/X lllortlleast carrier olfennsylva» ‘ nra and Market Streets (154?- lH79l 0 wt Norrli oelavvaie street ieuilt, lure, addrtiori, iazrt iioireiis Pailr Meriipdisr traces its origins to lndianapnlls‘ ttrst Methodist nooy esiaolished in tttzi. the liomanesgue Revival- slylc ouilding, palleineil alter the city Temple or London, took ten years to huiid listed on the national iiegistercl Historic Places i. f ,5 . :1 L Roberts Park Mnlltndisl, ca I850 29 st. Joseph catholic church v/ R ica ' Vermont and east oisasr sriaettromer o 540 Norrll College AlreiiuetlBBt7-194.‘? ! Tliis Gothic-stylil building was designed by Dladerlch. A. Eohlen The sanctuary contains ceiling paintings oy Italian artist ciova ioscio. currently, the Hispanic Center is housed in the old parish rectory. A/ ca 1 G / x ll7EastMarylaiid street / lB57-l9lr77l D 3l7/lIi7irll Nnw. Ir2isuy tciriil. riiiiiri St Mary's was the city's second Catllollc pansii, louhded siiecllically tor tierrrinrit in ltl5li. ia. si the present lttoostotie Gothic iievival structure was modeled alter the cologne catiiedral listed on the National hegrsicr or Historic Places 31 Second Presbyterian church oicrx lltoilliwest corner rrIMrrIirrIrieiit circle tiara-tacos! veinroiitandPeniisyivania. streers t . e . ,at / locus-i959! ‘ ' ' Henry wardeeeciletwostheenurans 5' M“'”°“""'"‘ "“ '97" inst pastor [I339-i849) The congregation occupied this Nrlo-Gothic huilding torso years. until displaced hy the lndtana war Memorial Plara unify canri. ~rttiteiioi. ca l9'ios 32 unity cantor ixrcrx 907 Noilli Detail/ are Slicer l5rrilt, l95tt5l Tlle Unltv liicycnlcrrt. loundcd on lioli-ciec-ual Christian icacllings. bllgan in lnltlonariolls iii ISM and occupied several sites in the downtown area lleloie erecting a building or | l5 riicscnt still in tile l9§Us 33 Wh-a| crMissinn Arc/ x Z115/ltoitllt7clawrrieStice! tlluilr, 1927/ Fuuntteil in i853, Wheeler Mlsslrrn ilruvidcs lice shelter [or inert, rnealsi medical care. clothing and otltei piogianis 34 zion cvnngailcai united Church or Christ A/ C/G/ X .71 West Dlllo Strecl ltfl/ tl-l9lll 0 WT North New Jersey Slicer (Built, l9l ii ' "‘ Gem" WWW“: Emma ms wiieolor iirlisston, date unknown congregation in IBM The present sanctuary is it glarr. -Lt red hrick Gothic Revival-slylc building with Art; & Crclts-slylc stained qlass windows Thr: church tovici irrcluitcs three large bells lrcin Eothurn. Geinlarit ‘iii i. -iiri SOUTH WES UADRAN 35 Ezrus Achim D/ JtEEtX 708 South Merli1l: lriSticct ica t9lUs77l this congregation or Eastern Europcait Jewish tiitinigmlits '. the "peridleis shul" because ol the malty poor peddlcls t‘. llD ctr congregation 36 Moyerchapei ii/ c ‘ . . 449 WesrNoiwoct1 Street at West Street [H7947 l96t.7sl Second Presbyterian Church cslabllsllctl lltS cllzincl in W94 Tliir lllin‘lllt pill, iti. il classes and worship services to pcerilc residing itcoi tllc. mil» it lit ili it lllll} Railroad The building currently houses state govclllinciil lilllrco 37 St. Jnhn the iivanueiist catholic church A ica ix Washington oenrreeii west and Crrlrttrrma Streets t lE4t7- lE5t7I 0 South Canirol Avenue and West Georgia Street It7iigirialIyt7rriIt. r!5t7:re» built l€7 ll Founded in I537, St. John the Evangelist is the city's oldest catholic parish The parish constructed the ‘ present Gothic Revival l building neivrcen lti67- 31; I87! listed on the National or V iiegisler or Historic Places » ‘l‘llr lli. ‘u7laS is. l‘i‘t 38 Congregation i shaaroyreriila which i tneiidiananuiuoirilisireala y‘ (I903-I966) Polish Jews organized st rniiiitliecvanttulislcatlirtiiccr lsuu ii‘ _ V Classical-slylesyrragogueat south Meridian and Merrill Streets in lsrati. shantoy Telilla merged into united Urtltcldoil heoiew congregation and innvctt to the city's i ' nonh side. lln rear. tire name was revived by a new conservative corlgrcgatlon i ‘ 39 volunteers otArn D i c ix 5.? ! West wasliiiigrini Street ica l9tittID 44 south capitol street o The Volunteers dl America opened a Mission Hirll on West Washington Street that provided religious worship services and a variety or socrai woliare programs currently. they have one local post wltlr iiiainoarsliip or about oil 40 Fletcher Place United Mathodist church ti / l: 501 l'lclrclrniAvL-iiiirr llHI2-l9flr75l llaiiulclt to lie rlcslglicd liy Pastor Cliurlcs l'liislcy, the church served its coiigrr. -gatioil Char l‘ltlIl the early lslios tor a short time this ttuiitltng served as it coihiriuruty center l ll‘tillluiitr1IllSt| utllD it ilotoirei I’lr'icrs lnvestrnoiit coinorniroii has nnilortaiion ‘ t‘Xll’lI5lVD iustuirrtlbir nl the building ‘a , »1 tioiy Roury catholic church nrcnrltrx ‘‘ ' 'i/ {lSIrrVr! Il55ttL'L'tIl9ll-/ lt0s‘c'rtl) A - ii» lloiy riosury ilarlsii was oslnlilrslied in i9o9 to siriyo tltn gtttwiiiti llnlinit I i_ / l lllrllltlll eeiweeit i957 niiil t£l'l7 lite huilttiitg liousotl tlitr lnitll sclllrtrl, which l , ; i lied ttriys lor tltc irtieslhoott The Italian rosliyel lins lrot. -it lieltl tlteiil since , ‘ I oliveteuptistcllurch it/ U/AA/ x i ii llosbrouk street (l5'77~[irLrsr. 'iiIl lyitly luuirllclt lll couch more in trial, the cliyot isyrptisi cnitiiityiatinii tnovcii ’li llnslnnoli Strum Air I977, ill the iounloin sliuaio aina iioiiiitriy neino to st ii » ilvitlitjulicul luiliotaii cliinclit vvlioio it continues to worship today it SI. MIrk‘x Lutheran church ii/ C/c/ x , -I ll/ ltllr’t nvontro ilitri- Mail [7 . iinoiuoir snot-l rim luzri l ll}'t: l)r'rlitrrI renrosaritud the strong conci. -iitinticn or Gutlttlltl iaintlios anti iy nstonili iii tho iriuiitpm siiinrro area The coiiuroptitioii sold its l unity in Iht; salvntiriii / iiniy tll I977 and niovori lnrilier Iarlsl the i iililing was later rtcniolishod to mdkr: way ioi nigliwny cnirstiirctinn . Poulluthnrnn church Drc/ G/x nsr strooti llcclr- iarrrt i vrrorsoystier. -iIinrz-writ liiio niotlnii oi caiinaii lutlicran churchos in this city, st Paul's lutlicrnii - "i’/ in iiillr, lltti nniigtegattoii until it cothic llcyltial edilieo at tho oorrioi , i :1 . lcArsoy unit test ivlocoity Streets‘ now pair or trio i ii iilly ootyroirito r lliruro congregation I5 now located in Perry Township on the city's soinli i| V Evangelical nnnish Lnth on church ii/ C/D : iySriccr rlrtrr. rc5riI », lroni lionmoii erected this red niicli tioiliic style church. , i'il Dt1lItKll ethnic congregation in the US in cl over the train . i-io ririglliul iriscriptiini llt oaiiisn The tioiy iiosory-l)oirrsli cniricn i . l lL listed on the National Register ol historic Places the building < t‘ Clturcll pl Jr. -sus clitisl Apostolic rairli
  5. 5. ABOUT THIS MAP This historic walking tour map, and its accompa- nying booklet, are produced by The Polis Center as a service to the Greater Indianapolis commu- nity and its visitors. Individuals, church and school groups, and others interested in the history of religion will find them useful as a guide to the houses of worship, past and present, in the Mile Square area of downtown Indianapo- lis. As well, those with an interest in architecture and the development of urban areas should find them informative. These materials are a product of the Project on Religion and Urban Culture, a multi-year, ongoing study of how religious faith and the urban community intersect and shape one another. The Polis Center is a multidisciplinary unit of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapo- lis that seeks to extend the university into the community, and the community into the univer- sity. We seek to develop and share information about Indianapolis that will serve the common good, and through our mutual efforts to invigo- rate the sense of community in this city and beyond. The Polis Center We bring things into pets/ )ective" Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 425 University Blvd. , CA 301 Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140 (317) 274-2455 For The Project on Religion and Urban Culture Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Photographs courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, the Bass Collection

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