Grande Building - 1506-1520 Main Street

Old Speedway City

Grande Building - 1506-1520 Main Street

Speedway, Indiana 46224, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


Old Bank Building

The Grande Building was constructed in the 1920s opened as a hardware store by Herbert Grande. In 1929 Speedway State Bank moved into the shared space.

This bank weathered the depression in the 1930s when 8500 banks closed, nationally. In a show of support, of the bank and success of the town, a long line of people waited to make deposits “into” the bank when President Roosevelt lifted the “Bank Holiday” order.

In the 1940s the building became home to Prospect Savings & Loan. The southern part of the building was the first ice house in Speedway.

The bank bought out the savings and loan in the mid-1970s and became a Union Federal Branch Bank.

Other businesses on this block:

In the early days of Speedway, the Schick Building stood where the empty lot is today. Built in the 1920s, this one-story brick building opened as shoe store in one half, and an Atlantic & Pacific Grocery store in the second half. Eventually, A&P took over the entire building before moving further south on Main Street in 1400 block. Guarantee Tire and Rubber moved in when A&P left.

The ZINK Building stood where the empty lot is today. Built in 1930s, this one-story brick building was constructed by Edyth Zink, who was expanding her grocery store.

Some other shops in the area were Aulbacks Barber Shop, Skidmore’s Barber Shop, Sharon Lee Hamburger Stand, McCraken-Snyder Realty, Insurance Agency, and Speedway State Bank.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Old Speedway City


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