Comment, Like, & Favorite
Muncie Indiana B
This is one of a pair of digital prints. The images in both prints come from a single source, a 44-page booklet titled simply, “Muncie.” The publisher isn’t identified, but the formation of the Citizens Enterprise Company is mentioned. The sole purpose of this organization was to entice factories to locate in Muncie. The booklet was clearly concerned with promoting Muncie as a center for commercial and industrial development. It states, for example, that, “Muncie possesses a peculiarly healthful location. There is absolutely nothing in its immediate surroundings to cause sickness…. A perfect sewerage system conducts the drainage to White River, by which the refuse of the city is carried far away.”
The booklet describes the early development of the area and talks about climate and health, schools, churches, etc. The authors state, “In 1891 [the population] had increased to 13,858 and at the present time it is at least 16,000.” The booklet extols all the virtues of the city, including the availability of natural gas. The authors estimated the local supply of natural gas would serve the community’s needs for seven hundred years.
The images in this print include: the Wysor Grand Opera House; Marsh Residence; Boyer and Kandell factory; Delaware County Court House; High School; Common Sense Engine Co.; CCC & St. Louis Railroad Station; Walnut Looking South from Court House Square; and the M. E. Church.
The image behind the title is another view taken from the booklet. It is a view from the north along the river looking south toward an iron bridge and the court house.
November 11th, 2013
Viewed 8 Times - Last Visitor from Noblesville, IN on 06/11/2014 at 9:36 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
banks framed prints, factory framed prints, hotels framed prints, industry framed prints, machinery framed prints, shops framed prints, boys framed prints, children framed prints, girls framed prints, kids framed prints, man framed prints, men framed prints, pedestrians framed prints, people framed prints, woman framed prints, women framed prints, workmen framed prints, advertising framed prints, awning framed prints, businesses framed prints, fence framed prints, rivers framed prints, signs framed prints, streams framed prints, street scene framed prints, banks greeting cards, factory greeting cards, hotels greeting cards, industry greeting cards, machinery greeting cards, shops greeting cards, boys greeting cards, children greeting cards, girls greeting cards, kids greeting cards, man greeting cards, men greeting cards, pedestrians greeting cards, people greeting cards, woman greeting cards, women greeting cards, workmen greeting cards, advertising greeting cards, awning greeting cards, businesses greeting cards, fence greeting cards, rivers greeting cards, signs greeting cards, streams greeting cards, street scene greeting cards, banks prints, factory prints, hotels prints, industry prints, machinery prints, shops prints, boys prints, children prints, girls prints, kids prints, man prints, men prints, pedestrians prints, people prints, woman prints, women prints, workmen prints, advertising prints, awning prints, businesses prints, fence prints, rivers prints, signs prints, streams prints, street scene prints, banks posters, factory posters, hotels posters, industry posters, machinery posters, shops posters, boys posters, children posters, girls posters, kids posters, man posters, men posters, pedestrians posters, people posters, woman posters, women posters, workmen posters, advertising posters, awning posters, businesses posters, fence posters, rivers posters, signs posters, streams posters, street scene posters