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Occidental Building

Identification

Occidental Building
L. Strauss & Company Building
196826

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
brick
terra-cotta
curtain wall
renaissance revival

Usages

commercial office department store

Facts

  • Built as a speculative office building, this structure was reconfigured for use as the L. Strauss & Company Department Store in 1945-1946.
  • It was owned by the original developer until the early 1980s when it was purchased by the city of Indianapolis. After sitting vacant for several years, it was demolished to make way for Circle Centre.

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Location

West Washington Street & South Illinois Street, SE corner
Center Township
Indianapolis
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

128.00 ft
128.00 ft
116.00 ft
195.00 ft
67.50 ft
8
1
1914
1946
Nov 1989
4

Involved Companies

Rubush & Hunter
civil engineering, construction company, demolition company, developer, escalator supplier, explosive engineering

1946

Philip Weisenburgh
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