October 17 – October 23
The Week in Indiana History
“Growing up in a small Indiana town, where I lived across the street from the courthouse and knew everyone, and being a doctor’s wife at Bremen, were good training for the wife of a politician. You become accustomed to interrupted meals and unpredictable and late hours, and you develop an extra degree of empathy for people.”
– – –Elizabeth Ann Steinmann Bowen (1918 – 1981)
Her husband, Dr. Otis Bowen, was the 44th Governor of Indiana
Did You Know?
When Christian Schrader was a little boy growing up in Indianapolis in the 1850s, he dreamed of being an artist. As he grew older, his artistic talent expressed itself not on a canvas but in porcelain. From 1872 to 1908, Schrader’s Fine China Shop was a fixture on Washington Street. When Schrader retired, he turned to his sketch pencil. A sharp memory of his childhood in the city led to hundreds of images. He drew the city block by block, illustrating 178 buildings in the Indianapolis of 1850. His work includes the old Statehouse, the first Marion County Courthouse, the first firehouse, the governor’s mansion, and the homes of such distinguished citizens as Harvey Bates, Jacob Cox, and James Blake. Pictured: Shrader’s sketch of the Market Street entrance of the old Statehouse.
ANSWERS: Joseph Allen Kevin Ford Janice Voss David Wolf