Street names have changed: Devol Street became Depot Street, West Street is now Park Avenue and Adolphine Street is currently St. Louis Place. The old Napoleon and Brookville Road became State Road 229 and East Street was lengthened into Eastern Avenue. Boehringer Street flowed into North Street, but now the entire road is known by the first name. Between Vine and Main streets and north of Schrader Street were First through Seventh streets, which now all have different names. Numbered streets can be found today between West Pearl and Washington streets.
Rippe’s next move is to digitize the image, then enlarge it to display in either the Big Four Café or RomWeber Flats so the vintage map can be shared with the public. “It’s amazing how people, particularly in the ... café, have really embraced the history” seen in photos, antiquated posters and other items on the walls. “People are reading the placards about various elements.”
He promises, “As we continue to develop the property, we’re going to bring more of this out of the archives so everybody can really see the heritage of Batesville.”
Debbie Blank can be contacted at email@example.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.