Sunken Garden/Cenotaph Square

50 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Located in the American Legion Mall is Cenotaph Square, comprising the Sunken Garden and Cenotaph. It was constructed in 1931 as a tribute to Indiana's war dead. The focal point is a rectangular black granite cenotaph (raised, empty tomb.) The Cenotaph is dedicated to all the dead of World War I. An inscription on the north side memorializes the first U.S. combat death of the Great War, James B. Gresham of Evansville, Indiana.