Today’s circa 1947 feature image shows a rear view of the Indianapolis Traction Terminal (bus station) located downtown in the City on West Wabash Street and in the foreground the Terminal Parking Lot. The back side of this Facility was located two blocks northwest of the partially visible Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the intersection of West Ohio and West Capitol Streets. All of the structures in this half-a-block area have been demolished and replaced with a modern structure.
The Terminal Parking Lot is filled to capacity with mid-1930s to late ’40 cars, trucks and a school bus, the oldest vehicles in the view are two 1930-’31 Model “A” Fords. On the corner of the Lot are three “Red Crown” gasoline pumps that apparently were not being used at the time. There are a number of interesting vehicles here for you to help identify.
Tell us what you do find of interest in the enlargeable photographs below courtesy of the Bass Photo Co. Collection and the Indiana Historical Society.