Episode 110: Fire, Murder, and Spirits: The Last Days of the Claypool Hotel

When it was built in 1903, the Claypool Hotel was designed to be the best and brightest of Indianapolis’ hotels. And, for forty years, it was. Then, starting in 1943, a serious of tragic events that included two murders and a fire led to the Claypool’s dramatic destruction in the 1960’s. But does something of the grand old hotel still linger on the site it formerly occupied in downtown Indianapolis?



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