Month: August 2010

WTH Weds–Shame on Salvation Army

Front view, 234 E. Michigan Street, bet the view of downtown from the 2nd or 3rd floor is awesome… I am officially OVER it…the destruction and greed and poor examples of entities that are operating under the guise of doing good for people. (For more on this topic, please refer to Wednesday’s post). Why are people so bloody lazy (or ruthless) about finding win-win situations that do the maximum good for the maximum number of people? Yet again, we have an example of destruction for no good reason. The property in this instance, owned by the Salvation Army, is...

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WTH WedS: Destruction and Ignorance and Arrogance…OH MY!

Just as a Victorian era inhabitant of Indianapolis may have done, I am taking a brief respite from the local scenery to visit a nearby hamlet you have no doubt visited yourself: Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ve been a handful of times and did an adequate amount of drooling on myself with the offerings of its rich architecture–so much more has been preserved there than here. Something about river towns, I guess. Come to think of it, Louisville is also a preservationist’s wonderland I adore–but as usual, I digress. A home I would love to visit as a tourist in Cincinnati…...

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Indiana State Fair: September 30- October 5, 1878

A few advertising highlights from the 1878 State Fair program… The etching featured on the cover is an aerial view from what is today, Delaware just about half a block south of 19th Street. Nineteenth Street at this part of the city was ¬†Exposition Boulevard when the fair was on the site, and this is the main Exposition building built in 1872 and designed by Edwin F. May, who also designed our current state capitol....

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