Athenaeum (HM1MR2)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46204 Marion County
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N 39° 46.431', W 86° 8.994'

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Built for German societies of Indianapolis including Socialer Turnverein: east wing 1893-1894, west wing 1897-1898. Designed in German Renaissance Revival Style by Indianapolis firm of Vonnegut and Bohn. Sculpted terra cotta and limestone by local artist Alexander Sangernebo. Major renovation 1990s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1973.
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Originally called Das Deutsche Haus; name changed to Athenaeum during World War I because of anti-German sentiment. Facilities included gymnasium, auditorium, restaurant, concert-ballroom, bowling alleys, and beer garden with concert pavilion. Home of Normal College of the North American Gymnastic Union 1907-1970. Has continued as vital social and cultural center.
HM NumberHM1MR2
Marker Number49.1999.2
Year Placed1999
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Athenaeum Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572803 N 4403002
Decimal Degrees39.77385000, -86.14990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.431', W 86° 8.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 25.86" N, 86° 8' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)317
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis IN 46204, US
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