Indiana Landmarks (Ayres clock)

The iconic Ayres clock in downtown Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Landmarks and The Penrod Society invite the public to join Ken Turchi, author of “L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America,” for a delightful discussion of Christmases past, present, and future at the historic building on the corner of Meridian and Washington streets in Indianapolis.

Joining the conversation will be Dan Evans, Jr., whose father worked at Ayres from 1948-1976, rising through the ranks from personnel staff to president and CEO; and Paul Smith, restoration project manager for the iconic Ayres Clock.

Reminisce about the glory days of the department store and find out what it takes to give a 3-foot-tall cherub a facelift.

The talk is free with RSVP. Make your reservation online by visiting, or by calling 317-639-4534.

Learn more about restoration of the Ayes Clock and Cherub, including how you can get a cherub of your own in time for the holidays.

Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks and the Penrod Society.

— Provided by Indiana Landmarks