Thursday, January 19, 2017

indiana world war memorial

This is an amazing building I saw for the first time last fall as I was passing through Indianapolis. It's the center of a five-block complex in downtown Indianapolis that includes the national headquarters of the American Legion. Conceived in 1919 in the aftermath of World War I, construction on the Memorial began in 1926 but was not finally completed until 1965. It's modeled after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It's really quite a sight.

View from park in the rear: