The Denison vision dates back to the late 1920s when Indianapolis businessman William C. Griffith purchased the Denison Hotel at a busy corner in the city’s downtown. The bustling commercial area in Indianapolis began to draw people traveling via a relatively new invention — the automobile. Soon the demand for parking overtook its short supply. Mr. Griffith made a daring decision to raze most of the old Denison hotel and develop one of the first paid parking facilities in the country. He named his new company Denison Parking after the landmark hotel that once occupied that site.