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Taggart Memorial in Riverside Park

By Charles F. Bretzman


Named for former Indianapolis mayor and supporter of parks, Thomas Taggart, the Taggart Memorial is located in Riverside Park. The City Beautiful Movement inspired Taggart and Indianapolis park officials to plan a park system and clean up dumps along waterways. George Kessler was hired in 1908 by the Indianapolis Park Board to design a plan for the city with a system of boulevards linking parks throughout the city. Riverside Park became part of that system. The Taggart Memorial was constructed two years after Taggart's death and is located in Riverside Park.This image is a preservation copy made from an unstable original nitrate negative. The image is part of Series II

Topics: Riverside Park (Indianapolis, Ind.); Monuments & memorials
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1930
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