Daniel Lyon posing in front of 1945 N. Pennsylvania Street in ca. 1908, juxtaposed with the 2014 view (Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, Mary Lyon Taylor Collection, #369)
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In the digital age, many young people have no memory or understanding of the role of negatives in photography, much less glass negatives. So a word of advice: should you find boxes of glass plates with negative images on them, […]

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Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND. SEP 6, 1951 4:30 PM Message: Hi Folks: – Having a fine time running around the fair grounds. Still have lots to see if it doesn’t rain again. Jack has been busy working & hasn’t seen too […]

The office of the manufacturing facility at 2906 Columbia Avenue is in a brick building separate from the industrial areas  (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)
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April 15, 2014

Reader’s Question: I’d love to know what Beach & Arthur, Inc. was, which was located in an industrial building at 2906 Columbia Avenue.  ~ Jeff C., Indianapolis HI’s Answer: The seemingly deserted building at 2906 Columbia Avenue belies the many years of productive service the property […]

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Larue Carter Hospital Location: 2601 Cold Spring Road Named For: Dr. Larue Carter, professor, Indiana University School of Medicine   Dr. Larue Carter was born in Westfield, Indiana in 1880 and graduated from the Medical College of Indianapolis in 1904.  He […]

The last section of the Pyle House shortly before demolition in 1905 (Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, W. H. Bass Photo Company Collection)
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When the end was near for the delapidated Pyle House, newpaper writers looked back nostalgically at the former days when the building at 143 N. Meridian Street was a well-known inn. Situated north of Christ Church, the two frame buildings […]

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Forty years before Indianapolis Star columnist Lowell Nussbaum organized a fundraising drive for an Indianapolis Zoo, Riverside Park housed two bears, five foxes, two eagles, one monkey, 12 alligators, and eight deer. Built at the turn of the century, a […]

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In the digital age, many young people have no memory or understanding of the role of negatives in photography, much less glass negatives. So a word of ...

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Penny Post: The Murat Temple from the State Fairgrounds

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Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND. SEP 6, 1951 4:30 PM Message: Hi Folks: - Having a fine time running around the fair grounds. Still have lots to see if ...

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What’s in a Name – Larue Carter Hospital

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With the help of smart phones, people have the ability to take decent quality photographs at a moment’s notice–quite different than 100 or so ...

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The last section of the Pyle House shortly before demolition in 1905 (Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, W. H. Bass Photo Company Collection)

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When the end was near for the delapidated Pyle House, newpaper writers looked back nostalgically at the former days when the building at 143 N. Meridi ...

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Forty years before Indianapolis Star columnist Lowell Nussbaum organized a fundraising drive for an Indianapolis Zoo, Riverside Park housed two bears, ...

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A Room with a View – Riverside Pumping Station

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Looking north from West 10th Street by the IUPUI/Eskenazi Health campus, a lonesome, grand municipal building peers back from the other side of Fall C ...

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Heslar Naval Armory Named For: Ola Fred Heslar, Chief of Naval Affairs for Indiana, U.S. Navy Reserves Ola Fred Heslar was born in Brazil, Indiana in ...

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Sunday Adverts: Hibben, Hollweg & Co.

April 6, 2014, 1 Comment

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