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December 20, 2014

For those of you who have missed it, we have just recently debuted our new Indy A to Z poster and people are LOVING it! While we don’t yet have it available for purchase online, we will be at Queen […]

Indianapolis Fire Department fighting fire, ca. 1950s (Indianapolis Firefighters Museum Collection, Digital Rights 2010 Indianapolis Public Library)
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December 18, 2014

White Castle No. 3, located on the northwest corner of Fort Wayne Avenue and Delaware Street, is the nation’s third-oldest surviving White Castle building. The small castle-shaped brick building, and hundreds of others across the country, primarily served small, inexpensive […]

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December 17, 2014

Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 1, SEP 16, 1940 – 11:30 PM Message: Hello everybody, We reached Indianapolis at 7:30 P.M. your time. Having a lovely trip so far. Going to drive until about 10:30. Nick isn’t even tired. Still thinking about […]

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December 13, 2014

Sylvia Dichner Weiss grew up on the near-southside of Indianapolis, in a neighborhood she called the “ghetto.” When she was about seven years old, a public health nurse sent Sylvia and her brother to a camp on the banks of the White […]

James W Kern's Bicycle Repair Shop, ca. 1920 (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Nancy Netter)
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December 11, 2014

Strict zoning laws, while necessary to protect residential districts from incompatible businesses, have perhaps deprived us of one aspect what makes neighborhoods interesting and walkable…the corner store. In the early part of the 20th century, most neighborhoods were dotted with drug […]

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December 10, 2014

Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND, APR 26, 1910 – 9:30 PM Message: Dear Mamsie – Arrived O.K. and are having a good meeting in the building pictured on the other side. Lovingly, Leolia   Addressed to: Mrs. E.J. Black Newtown, Ind. Fountain […]

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Sunday Adverts: Iceman Cometh (with Coal for your Stocking)

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Irvington Ice & Coal Company Icemen and coalmen made door-to-door deliveries by wagon or truck in the days when the Irvington Ice and Coal Company ...

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For those of you who have missed it, we have just recently debuted our new Indy A to Z poster and people are LOVING it! While we don’t yet have ...

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At Your Leisure: The Hotel Washington

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Towering 17 stories over east Washington Street, The Symphony Center stands out gracefully among the other early twentieth century buildings nearby. T ...

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Indianapolis Then and Now: White Castle No. 3, 660 Fort Wayne Avenue

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December 18, 2014, 9 Comments

White Castle No. 3, located on the northwest corner of Fort Wayne Avenue and Delaware Street, is the nation’s third-oldest surviving White Castl ...

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Penny Post: (Old) City Hall, 1940

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Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 1, SEP 16, 1940 – 11:30 PM Message: Hello everybody, We reached Indianapolis at 7:30 P.M. your time. Having a lov ...

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Sunday Adverts: Long gone Regal Guitar Mfg. STILL has the perfect gift for you!

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December 14, 2014, 1 Comment

Regal Manufacturing Company was a division of the Wulschner-Stewart Music Company. Emil Wulschner (b. 1847)  immigrated to Indianapolis from Germany ...

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Indianapolis Collected: Camp Ida Wineman

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December 13, 2014, 2 Comments

Sylvia Dichner Weiss grew up on the near-southside of Indianapolis, in a neighborhood she called the “ghetto.” When she was about seven ye ...

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In the Park: JTV Hill Park

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December 13, 2014, No comments

A cold wind whipped through the bare trees as I walked the perimeter of JTV Hill Park.  There was no denying it: winter had arrived in the Circle Cit ...

This postcard from the 1930's shows the interior that became the King Cole (courtesty ebay)

At Your Leisure: Jackets Required

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December 12, 2014, 6 Comments

Do you have a special occasion coming up or just want to impress a first date? What would be your go-to destination? For nearly seventy years, the ans ...

James W Kern's Bicycle Repair Shop, ca. 1920 (The Indiana Album: Loaned by Nancy Netter)

Indianapolis Then and Now: Kern Bicycle Shop/Crayton Confectionery, 1900 Block Howard Street

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December 11, 2014, 12 Comments

Strict zoning laws, while necessary to protect residential districts from incompatible businesses, have perhaps deprived us of one aspect what makes n ...

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Penny Post: First Baptist Church

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December 10, 2014, 1 Comment

Postmarked: INDIANAPOLIS, IND, APR 26, 1910 – 9:30 PM Message: Dear Mamsie - Arrived O.K. and are having a good meeting in the building pictured ...

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HI Mailbag: Musical Families in Early Indianapolis

December 9, 2014, No comments

Reader’s Question: I noticed a promotion for an upcoming concert by the DePue Brothers Band.  It made me wonder if Indianapolis has any history ...