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Roosevelt Building, 9 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN



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B&W Photos

HB469330
View Northeast, Context, Looking East On Washington Street, North On Illinois Street

HB469331
View Northeast, South And West Facades

HB469332
View Northwest, South And East Facades

HB469333
View Southwest, East And North Facades

HB469334
View East, West Facade, Window Detail, Second Through Fourth Floors

HB469335
View East, West Facade, Window And Parapet Detail, Tenth Through Twelfth Floors

HB469336
View North, South Facade, Upper Window Parapet Detail, Tenth Through Twelfth Floors.

HB469337
View East, First Floor Lobby

HB469338
View Northeast, First Floor Lobby Stairwell

HB469339
View Northwest, Interior Second Floor, Window Section

HB469340
View West, Interior Fifth Floor, Dentist's Room, Near Southwest Corner

HB469341
View Northwest, Interior Eighth Floor, Corner Window Treatment


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Item Title


Location
9 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-215
Significance: The Roosevelt Building is the work of one of Indianapolis' most famous, prolific and creative architectural firms, Vonnegut, Bohn & Mueller. Founded in 1888 as Vonnegut & Bohn and later included engineer O.N. Mueller, this local firm designed residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the city of Indianapolis. The Roosevelt Building was designed and constructed in 1922. It is one of a series of skyscrapers constructed in post-Victorian downtown Indianapolis, clad with the popular architectural material of terra cotta. With the classical ornamental vocabulary and Chicago Commercial Style verticality, the tall, narrow Roosevelt Building has contributed to the urban character and fabric of the Indianapolis downtown.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTHEAST, CONTEXT, LOOKING EAST ON WASHINGTON STREET, NORTH ON ILLINOIS STREET
2. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTH AND WEST FACADES
3. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND EAST FACADES
4. VIEW SOUTHWEST, EAST AND NORTH FACADES
5. VIEW EAST, WEST FACADE, WINDOW DETAIL, SECOND THROUGH FOURTH FLOORS
6. VIEW EAST, WEST FACADE, WINDOW AND PARAPET DETAIL, TENTH THROUGH TWELFTH FLOORS
7. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH FACADE, UPPER WINDOW PARAPET DETAIL, TENTH THROUGH TWELFTH FLOORS.
8. VIEW EAST, FIRST FLOOR LOBBY
9. VIEW NORTHEAST, FIRST FLOOR LOBBY STAIRWELL
10. VIEW NORTHWEST, INTERIOR SECOND FLOOR, WINDOW SECTION
11. VIEW WEST, INTERIOR FIFTH FLOOR, DENTIST'S ROOM, NEAR SOUTHWEST CORNER
12. VIEW NORTHWEST, INTERIOR EIGHTH FLOOR, CORNER WINDOW TREATMENT


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