Nesco East-Side Trivia Slide Show


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Nesco East-Side Trivia Slide Show

  1. 1. East-Side Trivia <ul><li>Presented by NESCO’s History and Preservation Committee </li></ul>
  2. 2. What famous doll was created by a Tacoma Street resident? <ul><li>Mrs. Beasley </li></ul><ul><li>Kewpie Doll </li></ul><ul><li>Raggedy Ann </li></ul><ul><li>Betsy Wetsy </li></ul>
  3. 3. c. Raggedy Ann was created by illustrator Johnny Gruelle, who lived in the 500 block of Tacoma.
  4. 4. Name the amusement park that was located on the site of P. R. Mallory and Company a. White City b. Riverside c. Willard Amusement Park d. Wonderland
  5. 5. d. Wonderland Park, at Washington and Gray Streets, amused hundreds of people from 1906 until it burned in 1911.
  6. 6. Which east-side neighborhood did Booth Tarkington describe in his book The Magnificent Ambersons ? a. Woodruff Place b. Arsenal Heights c. Irvington d. Windsor Park
  7. 7. a. Woodruff Place
  8. 8. Woodruff Place in 1905, Middle Drive fountain
  9. 9. The Woodruff Place town hall entertained soldiers during World War I
  10. 10. What famous actor lived in the Little Flower neighborhood when he was a baby? <ul><li>Henry Fonda </li></ul><ul><li>Steve McQueen </li></ul><ul><li>Red Skelton </li></ul><ul><li>d. James Dean </li></ul>
  11. 11. b. Steve McQueen <ul><li>Born March 24, 1930, as Terrence Steven McQueen </li></ul><ul><li>Lived at 1311 N. Drexel with his mother and grandparents (Victor and Lillian Crawford) </li></ul>
  12. 12. When did Arsenal Technical become a high school? <ul><li>1863 </li></ul><ul><li>1896 </li></ul><ul><li>1906 </li></ul><ul><li>1912 </li></ul>
  13. 13. d. 1912
  14. 14. What state institution was once located on the current site of Willard Park on East Washington Street? a. Indiana Women’s Prison b. Central State Hospital c. Indiana State School for the Deaf d. Indiana State School for the Blind
  15. 15. c. The Indiana State School for the Deaf
  16. 16. Which of the following neighborhood festivals started on the east side in the early 1900s? a. Pogue’s Run Fete b. Feast of Lanterns c. Little Flower Carnival d. Brookside Fair
  17. 17. b. The Feast of Lanterns This festival, first staged around the 1910s, drew thousands of people to Spades Park. The Feast was revived in 2003.
  18. 18. What was the Eastland Theater renamed in 1931? a. Hamilton Theater b. Emerson Theater c. Rivoli Theater d. Parker Theater
  19. 19. b. The Emerson Theater, located at East Tenth Street and Bosart Avenue
  20. 20. <ul><li>The Hamilton Theater on East Tenth Street </li></ul>The Rivoli Theater, 1927
  21. 21. What was the original name of Spades Park? a. Shoestring Park b. Pogue’s Park c. Horseshoe Park d. Fletcher Field
  22. 22. a. Shoestring Park
  23. 23. The Indiana Women’s Prison opened what year? a. 1857 b. 1873 c. 1894 d. 1905
  24. 24. b. 1873 This 1916 view shows prisoners feeding chickens.
  25. 25. What mansion once stood on the site of the former Kroger at Sterling and Tenth Streets? a. Woodruff House b. General Vajen House c. Clifford Place d. Amberson Mansion
  26. 26. c. Clifford Place This mansion was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the Kroger near Woodruff Place
  27. 27. On what street was “The Barge” docked in the 1930s? a. Sherman b. Rural c. Sixteenth d. Washington
  28. 28. d. Washington St. “The Barge,” located at the northeast corner of Washington and Denny Streets, was one of the first fish and chips restaurants in Indianapolis.
  29. 29. Name the first Indianapolis city park established on the east side? a. Ellenberger Park b. Brookside Park c. Highland Park d. Willard Park
  30. 30. b. Brookside Park
  31. 32. Who is this Famous 1946 Tech graduate? a. Dan Wakefield b. Kurt Vonnegut c. Johnny Gruelle d. Robert Indiana
  32. 33. d. Robert Indiana The artist, best known for his “LOVE” sculpture, was known as Robert Clark when he was in high school.
  33. 34. Which east-side school was built to educate disabled children? a. James E. Roberts School 97 b. Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 c. Lucretia Mott Open Air School 3 d. Theodore Potter Fresh Air School
  34. 35. a. James E. Roberts School 97
  35. 36. NESCO’s History and Preservation Committee Needs You! * Interview older residents * Research buildings * Organize our archives * Document buildings *Support preservation efforts * Help create history displays * Copy old photographs
  36. 37. Please share your history with us! See anyone at the NESCO booth to tell us your family, business, church or neighborhood history.
  37. 38. Photographs Courtesy of: Indiana Historical Society (Bass Photo Co. Collection) NESCO Archives Heritage Photo Services