The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is considered an Indianapolis historic hotel. Although the hotel was not the original purpose of the building, our property was constructed in 1915 as the American Fletcher Bank. In 2003 the building was converted into our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis.
Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., the famous author's father, was one of the architects of our building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now open in downtown Indianapolis just a few blocks from our downtown Indy hotel is the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Located in the Emelie Building at 340 N Senate Avenue, the library already has the author's artifacts displayed and will add more in January.
I was honored to meet the author in 2004 when he visited with his wife just before he passed away. The library's hours are:
Noon-5pm Friday and Saturday beginning December 3
Noon-5pm Monday and Wednesday through Sunday beginning late January
For more information on the the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, please visit http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/. Don't forget to stop by our historic hotel Indianapolis to see what the author's father and the architectural firm accomplished by building the first skyscraper in the city!