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Rost Jewelry Company Building, 25 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN



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B&W Photos

HB469378
View East, West Facade

HB469379
View North, East Facade In Alley, 3-story Building With Minimal Fenestration

HB469380
View West, Detail, Clock And Upper Facade

HB469381
View West, Detail, Entry And Canopy

HB469382
View West, Detail, Showcase Window And Entry

HB469383
View Southeast, First Floor Showroom

HB469384
View Northwest, Detail, Second Floor Aluminum Railing

HB469385
Detail, Second Floor Built-in Cabinets, North Wall


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Item Title


Location
25 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-216
Building/structure dates: 1948 initial construction
Significance: The Rost Jewelry Company had conducted business at this location since 1910 in an 1887 commercial building. In 1947-48 the jewelry company extensively remodeled and enlarged the building into one of the best preserved vignettes of Art Deco retail design remaining in Indianapolis. The architect of the remodeling, Philip A. Weisenburgh, was a gifted Art Deco designer who previously had worked for the Rubush and Hunter architectural firm. It is believed that Weisenburgh is also responsible for the 1937 design of the H.P. Wasson and Co. Department Store a block away.

Related Names
Weisenburgh, Philip A.
Brandt Brothers & Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, WEST FACADE
2. VIEW NORTH, EAST FACADE IN ALLEY, 3-STORY BUILDING WITH MINIMAL FENESTRATION
3. VIEW WEST, DETAIL, CLOCK AND UPPER FACADE
4. VIEW WEST, DETAIL, ENTRY AND CANOPY
5. VIEW WEST, DETAIL, SHOWCASE WINDOW AND ENTRY
6. VIEW SOUTHEAST, FIRST FLOOR SHOWROOM
7. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR ALUMINUM RAILING
8. DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR BUILT-IN CABINETS, NORTH WALL


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