Shadyside Park, Anderson's largest city park, was dedicated in 1923. The grotto, a stone structure in the park's valley, is home to one of Anderson's most persistent legends. Many people claims that bears were kept caged in the grotto caves.
Young Women's Christian associations; Anderson, Ind.
Anderson's YWCA was established in 1913 to accommodate and assist the growing number of single women coming to Anderson to work. This elegant home, located at 1011 Jackson Street, was formerly the mansion of local businessman Charles Henderson.
Anderson's first mass was said in a tavern. The original St. Mary's Church was built in 1860 on the northeast corner of Eleventh Street and Fletcher. The church's third building, which is still in use by the original congregation, was built in...