Cool vintage image of the interior of the Palms Café from Columbus, Indiana. This is my hometown, and I know this area very well. There was an early reference to this location being the current Fourth Street Bar in downtown Columbus. I believe that is incorrect. This building is no longer there and is now the parking lot for the bank. The current address for the Fourth Street Bar is 433 4th Street and the address on this image listed as the Palm at 425 Fourth Street. This is what Google Street View shows.
An earlier image plainly shows the façade of the old Palms Restaurant. It frankly looks nothing like the façade of the current 4th Street Bar. I've provided some images below that show what I mean.
I don't believe those are the same buildings. If the Palm Building originally had the distinctive decorative touches the 4th Street Bar building currently retains, they had been removed in an earlier renovation as shown in the photo. Those would not have been put back.The Glassner Department store was also located at 425 4th Street before moving to Washington Street. The 4th Street Bar building has been a restaurant since the 1920s. Before that it was listed as a residence in the earliest city directories I could find.
Several enterprising robbers pried the door off this safe at the Big Four Station in Columbus, Indiana on December 19, 1937. Other than tearing the hell out of the safe, they made off with only $18 dollars (approximately $300.00 in today's equivalency).