L.S. Ayres Building and Clock

Indianapolis, IN


The L.S. Ayres department store was located at the intersection of Washington and Meridian Streets from 1905 to 1992. Known for providing women's fashions, holiday displays, a tea room offering fancy food on the eighth floor, and bargains in the basement, the store was designed by local architectural firm Vonnegut and Bohn. At the corner, you couldn't miss the 10,000-pound clock 29 feet above you.