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Thomas Building

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Identification

Thomas Building
State Life Building, The Stevenson Building
102734

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Thomas Building was gutted in the Grant fire, one of the largest in Indianapolis history, on 5 November 1973.
  • The intense heat from this fire ignited the upper floors of the Symphony Centre, then Hotel Washington, located across Washington Street.
  • The Barnes and Thornburg Building, then Merchant's Bank, one half-block to the west was also threatened by the Grant Fire.
  • This was the tallest high-rise building in Indianapolis from 1895 until 1908, when One North Pennsylvania, formerly the Oddfellows Building, was completed.
  • This was the first building in Indiana to have more than 12 floors over ground.
  • This is the tallest building in Indianapolis to have been demolished.

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Location

15-23 East Washington Street
2-24 South Scioto Street, 16-24 East Pearl Street
15 East Washington Street
Center Township
Indianapolis
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

170.00 ft
160.00 ft
13
1
1895
1973
4
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