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Preservation Denied: Bates/ When Building - Historic Indianapolis | All Things Indianapolis History
Newspapers in February 1874 announced that Hervey Bates, Jr. would soon commence building a new block where “Sharpe’s Cigar store now stands.” The first brick wasn’t placed until June, and yet Bates still expected the place to be open by December. By September, a local newspaper was comparing the look of the rising building to …