Handpainted metal sign at the entry to the property dates to the days of the farmhouse (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)
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September 2, 2014

Reader’s Question: What can you tell me about Mary Stewart Carey’s Haverway Farm?  Do you know how big the farm was originally?  ~ Thanks, Steven P., Indianapolis  HI’s Answer: For readers who may not be familiar with her name, Mary […]

Enhanced and annotated image from the stereoview looking north from the Courthouse.
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August 28, 2014

Photographs of Indianapolis buildings prior to the 1890s are difficult to find. Clients typically requested portraits, so most photograph galleries specialized in capturing the likenesses of individuals. Fortunately a few local photographers added landscape and architectural photography to their repertoire […]

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August 27, 2014

Although Garfield Park (originally called Southern Park) opened as Indianapolis’ first city park in 1876, the Sunken Gardens on this Penny Post weren’t built until 1914. Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND., AUG 22, 1922 0 9:30 PM Message: Tuesday 8/22/22 Having a […]

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August 25, 2014

1939 Indianapolis. Some of the streets have changed, but not the names–check out this map with street car, trackless trolley and bus stops in the epicenter of Indy. You could easily navigate from here to Broad Ripple or Mars Hill […]

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August 23, 2014

The recent death of Lauren Bacall brought to mind the movie magic she made over the course of four films with Humphrey Bogart, her co-star and real-life husband. But while Bacall may have had Bogey’s love to herself when the cameras […]

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August 20, 2014

Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND. — 1907 Received: Mount Vernon, ILL., OCT 2, 1907 – 1:30 PM Message: Dear Anna: No need to say I am having a great big time. Am sorry my two weeks are so near gone. If you […]

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Handpainted metal sign at the entry to the property dates to the days of the farmhouse (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)

HI Mailbag: Haverway Farm

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Sunday Adverts: Don’t Read This

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August 31, 2014, 2 Comments

Why, you little rebel! Well since you’re here, read on… J.D. Adams, King of the Road In the mid- to late-nineteenth century, the state of ...

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Enhanced and annotated image from the stereoview looking north from the Courthouse.

Indianapolis Then and Now: Bird’s-Eye View North from Marion County Courthouse

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Photographs of Indianapolis buildings prior to the 1890s are difficult to find. Clients typically requested portraits, so most photograph galleries sp ...

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Penny Post: The Sunken Gardens in Garfield Park

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Although Garfield Park (originally called Southern Park) opened as Indianapolis’ first city park in 1876, the Sunken Gardens on this Penny Post ...

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Misc. Monday: Map Your Way Home via Trolley or Bus

August 25, 2014, 3 Comments

1939 Indianapolis. Some of the streets have changed, but not the names–check out this map with street car, trackless trolley and bus stops in th ...

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Sunday Adverts: The Nose Knows

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  The Nose That Knows Kingan’s Meats! If you enjoy stories of a bygone time, there’s nothing better than losing yourself in an antiqu ...

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Indianapolis Collected: Mission Accomplished

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August 23, 2014, 2 Comments

The recent death of Lauren Bacall brought to mind the movie magic she made over the course of four films with Humphrey Bogart, her co-star and real-li ...

One of Douglass Park Golf Course's most famous visitors was Joe Lewis.

In the Park: Douglass Park

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August 23, 2014, 3 Comments

Indianapolis is a city rich in sports tradition.  We have the Indianapolis Indians, minor-league baseball’s second oldest team; the Indiana Fev ...

The interior of The Embers lounge. Courtesy Evan Finch

Out on the Town: An Evening at the Embers

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August 22, 2014, 1 Comment

Don Draper probably wouldn’t have been impressed with mid-century Indianapolis. The era spawned the less-than-complementary terms of endearment such ...

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Indianapolis Then and Now: The Gatling Gun Club, 707-709 N. Illinois Street

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August 21, 2014, 2 Comments

If you’ve ever wanted to own a post-Civil War era house with a rich history, now is the time to buy the Tousey-Nichol house, better known as the ...