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Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library

Vonnegut's Indianapolis

“All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.” - author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • 1.

    Hotel Severin

    Hotel Severin

    A landmark of old Indianapolis.

  • 2.

    Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (new home)

    Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (new home)

    We champion the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency.

  • 3.

    Indianapolis Union Station

    Indianapolis Union Station

    The heart of a city built by railroad.

  • 4.

    Athenaeum (Das Deustche Haus)

    Athenaeum (Das Deustche Haus)

    A celebration of Indianapolis' German-American heritage.

  • 5.

    Old Shortridge High School site

    Old Shortridge High School site

    Site of Indianapolis' first public high school.

  • 6.

    Indianapolis Public Library

    Indianapolis Public Library

    "I get off on reading."

  • 7.

    Indiana World War Memorial

    Indiana World War Memorial

    Remembering the "War to End All Wars"

  • 8.

    Indiana Bell Telephone Building (AT&T)

    Indiana Bell Telephone Building (AT&T)

    Original Art Deco building of Indiana Bell.

  • 9.

    Vonnegut Mural

    Vonnegut Mural

    One of 46 recent murals celebrating the best of Indianapolis.

  • 10.

    Wm. H. Block Co. site (Block Apartments)

    Wm. H. Block Co. site (Block Apartments)

    One of the great department stores of Indianapolis.

  • 11.

    Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

    Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

    America's greatest Civil War monument.

  • 12.

    Meyer-Kiser Bank Building site

    Meyer-Kiser Bank Building site

    A forgotten piece of old Indianapolis.

  • 13.

    Schnull and Rothschild Building Façade

    Schnull and Rothschild Building Façade

    A tribute to the old Indianapolis Wholesale District

  • 14.

    Vonnegut Hardware Company Site

    Vonnegut Hardware Company Site

    Before the world knew the author, Indianapolis knew the store.

  • 15.

    L.S. Ayres and Company Building (Carson's)

    L.S. Ayres and Company Building (Carson's)

    "The Crossroads of America"

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