Ayres cherub one of the city s most beloved little sculptures makes its appearance every thanksgiving eve and looks out over shoppers until christmas. During the holiday season the tea room is open by reservation for lunch and visitors can also enjoy seeing the l s.
The sculpture has its roots in drawings created for the 1946 catalog of l.
Ls ayres christmas windows. The beautiful main floor and display windows were preserved by the parisian dept. Ayres department store that occupied the historic building the clock is attached to for most of the twentieth. Ls ayres had 4 magical windows that depicted holiday scenes and a santa visit for the kids.
Store that took over the space when ayres died. Ayres tea room at the indiana state museum. Figures walked in and out of shops and dogs jumped around in the snow.
Window 1 was a miniature town circa 1900 where the figures moved around caroling a train came into the station loaded with presents and every once in a while it snowed. The ayres clock has been located at that corner since 1936 and was named for the l s. Where is the l s.
The whole store was part of the re development project called circle centre which has been very successful for indy. Ayres christmases is rekindled today in the recreated l s. The other anchor is nordstrom.
Ayres holiday windows of years past. Ayres the city s premier department store. The magic of historic l s.
Parisian became carson pirie scott a couple of years ago. In the 65 years since thousands have had the pleasure of seeing the cherub perched atop the famous clock each holiday season. 22 until santa took over on christmas eve.
Ayres christmas cherub in indianapolis 2012. This powerful tradition lives in the hearts and minds and memories of a city and its grateful citizens.