This Rare Footage In The 1910s Shows Indianapolis Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Life in Indy was pretty different a hundred years ago. From our day-to-day activities to the actual city skyline, there’s so much that’s changed about Indianapolis in the past century. We’ve stumbled upon some rare footage of life in Indianapolis in 1916, so you can see just how different the city looks. Take a look and let us know what areas your recognize and how they’ve changed!

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This cool little video was shared by YouTube user Evan Finch. It certainly gives us a whole different perspective of Indy life in the era!

To really spot the way the city has changed over time, check out these 8 stunning aerial views of Indianapolis that really showcase the city’s transformation.