Wilmer and Margaret J. Christian house, ca. 1890s (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Lucinda Christian Porter)
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Architects such as Vonnegut and Bohn, Francis Costigan, and Rubush and Hunter are well remembered and celebrated in Indianapolis, but how many of us can name a contractor from times past (other than Jungclaus-Campbell, a family-owned business on Massachusetts Avenue […]

The Augusta Station train depot was built in the early 1890s, after the original depot burned down   (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)
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September 30, 2014

Reader’s Question:  Since moving back to Indianapolis, after living out west for a number of years, I have enjoyed rediscovering parts of the city I knew when I was growing up.  The other day, I found myself in New Augusta and was overcome […]

Enhanced detail of stereoview (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Joan Hostetler)
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September 25, 2014

  Although faded and discolored, this extremely rare stereoview shows Meridian Street looking south from the middle of Circle Park (now Monument Circle) in about 1874. Photographers Salter and Judd worked together for a short period around 1874, helping to […]

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Postmarked: Indianapolis 2, IND. APR 26, 1916 – 9:30 AM Message: Dear sister, I am in my room now ready for bed. it still raining. hopeing it is nice tomorrow Good by Will Addressed to: Miss Anna E Gross 728 […]

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Did you know that the Indianapolis Indians have been around for over 100 years?  Or that Indianapolis hosted the Toledo Blues, a team with two African American players, all the way back in 1884, 60 years before Jackie Robinson broke […]

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September 22, 2014

At the heart of any one of the weekly printed thin copies of “This Week in Indianapolis,” readers would find a map of Indianapolis, touting “key points of interest.” While we are better served today by multiple pages of maps, […]

  • Wilmer and Margaret J. Christian house, ca. 1890s (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Lucinda Christian Porter)
  • The Augusta Station train depot was built in the early 1890s, after the original depot burned down   (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)
  • Enhanced detail of stereoview (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Joan Hostetler)
  • MeridianNight16Front
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Wilmer and Margaret J. Christian house, ca. 1890s (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Lucinda Christian Porter)

Indianapolis Then and Now: Wilmer F. Christian House, 404 N. Alabama Street

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Architects such as Vonnegut and Bohn, Francis Costigan, and Rubush and Hunter are well remembered and celebrated in Indianapolis, but how many of us c ...

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Penny Post: The Post Office and Sweet Peas

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Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND STA. A APR 30 1908 12 PM Rec’d North Salem, IND. APR 30 1908 5 PM Message: 2425 N Senate Ave Dear Grandpa How are you? ...

The Augusta Station train depot was built in the early 1890s, after the original depot burned down   (photo by Sharon Butsch Freeland)

HI Mailbag: New Augusta

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Sunday Adverts: Symphony on the Prairie (Literally)

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At Your Leisure: Rene’s French Restaurant

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What comes to mind when you think of French cuisine? Could it be an elegant dining room with tables draped in white adorned with intricate place sett ...

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Indianapolis Then and Now: Circle Park and Meridian Street

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  Although faded and discolored, this extremely rare stereoview shows Meridian Street looking south from the middle of Circle Park (now Monument ...

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Penny Post: Meridian at Night

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Postmarked: Indianapolis 2, IND. APR 26, 1916 – 9:30 AM Message: Dear sister, I am in my room now ready for bed. it still raining. hopeing it is ...

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Room With a View: Baseball of Yesteryear

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Did you know that the Indianapolis Indians have been around for over 100 years?  Or that Indianapolis hosted the Toledo Blues, a team with two Africa ...

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Misc. Mondays: What to do in Indy, 1966

September 22, 2014, 6 Comments

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Sunday Adverts: Nuts for Holcomb and Hoke

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Just a Couple of Nuts… James I. Holcomb and Fred Hoke hardly knew each other in 1894 when they first contemplated becoming business partners aft ...

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Indianapolis Collected: Statehouse Eye Candy, Circa 1879

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A small firestorm erupted last year when President Obama called his old friend Kamala Harris the “best-looking attorney general in the country.” ...

Spades Park straddles Pogue's Run, a tributary of the White River.

In the Park: Spades Place Park and Brookside Parkway

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  Just down the street from Brookside Park, you’ll find Spades Place Park.  This thirty-one acre neighborhood park at 1800 Nowland Avenue is o ...