Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ben Hur Station

Notice the Court House to the south.  This photo was in 1911.
In 1907 the Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Western Traction Company created the Ben Hur Route (in honor of Lew Wallace's novel).  The Ben Hur Station later moved to West Main Street and included a waiting room and restaurant. From the old library (currently the Carnegie Museum) the track moved east on Wabash Avenue to Grace and then ran south before turning east to Indianapolis. For more information about the Interurban read William P. Helling's Images of America: Crawfordsville.
Notice the Ben Hur Station on the right -- looking North on Washington St.

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