Friday, May 22, 2009

Indy Flashback...Carnival on the Circle in 1903

These really cool archways (which remind us of the Washington Square Park that we love in NYC) were built for a week long carnival on the Circle in October of 1903. They were built over Meridian Street at the Washington Street entrance and the North Meridian Street entrance to the Circle. According to Indianapolis: A Pictorial History by Edward Leary, "there was a parade each day, a midway on New Jersey Street, carnival booths around the rim of the Circle and Galarno, the Human Fly, who climbed the Soldiers and Sailors Monument". It's too bad the archways couldn't have stayed.

1 comment:

baikinange said...

The Human Fly would really spice up my weekday lunch hour on the Circle too!