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Monuments, museums, and skyscrapers: The building and decorative stones of downtown Indianapolis

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Joseph T. Hannibal
Joseph T. Hannibal
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
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Ann L. Holstein
Ann L. Holstein
GioMare Group, LLC., 275 Springside Drive, Akron, Ohio 44333, USA
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Published:
December 10, 2018
Publication history
31 August 2018

ABSTRACT

This walking trip examines local and imported stones used for a wide variety of monuments, museums, skyscrapers, and other structures in downtown Indianapolis. These include Christ Church Cathedral, the Indiana War Memorial, the Indiana Statehouse, the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art, and an assortment of skyscrapers and other buildings of interest because of the local and imported stones used in their construction. Special attention is given to the spectacular use of stone for the Indiana War Memorial, which is patterned after the tomb of Mausoleus. The origin, composition, weathering, and in some cases replacement of stone used for these varied structures built over a span of a century-and-a-half is discussed. Attention is also given to the use of faux stone, use of stone versus glass, weathering and cleaning of stone, bowing of marble, and biocolonization of building stone.

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Ancient Oceans, Orogenic Uplifts, and Glacial Ice: Geologic Crossroads in America’s Heartland

Lee J. Florea
Lee J. Florea
Indiana Geological and Water Survey Indiana University 611 N. Walnut Grove Avenue Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
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Geological Society of America
Volume
51
ISBN electronic:
9780813756516
Publication date:
December 10, 2018

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