Deedee Davis, visual resources specialist for the Herron Art Library, shares the rise and decline of Indianapolis’s Greenlawn Cemetery, final resting place of the city’s early settlers. Once spanning more than 30 acres just outside the Mile Square, Greenlawn suffered from industrial sprawl, flooding, and grave robbing before closing in 1890, its location consumed by growing industry along Kentucky Avenue. Before businesses like Diamond Chain took over, the city conducted two mass grave relocations in the early twentieth century, but not everyone left.
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