Sunday, March 21, 2010

Alexander Ralston: Architect of Indianapolis

Alexander Ralston came to Indiana in 1815, and designed its new capital, Indianapolis. Born in Scotland, he was a protégé of Pierre L'Enfant -- who famously designed Washington, D.C. (Indy's Mile Square grid crossed with diagonals and centered on a circle makes more sense now, doesn't it?)

Ralston will be the subject of a public lecture at 10 a.m. 14 April in the Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis. For more information, contact Elizabeth Schoettle.

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