Archive for March, 2011

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March 31, 2011

The Historic Steer-In was featured on the popular Food Network show Drive-ins, Diners and Dives in early March introducing the country to one of the east side’s most beloved drive-ins. The site of 5130 E. Tenth Street, just east of Emerson […]

WTH Weds: Copycat

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March 30, 2011, No comments

We typically don’t pick on color choices for historic homes in What the H*ll, since colors are such a personal preference and just about any col ...

Building Language: Brackets

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March 29, 2011, No comments

Brackets This commercial building on Virginia Avenue in Fletcher Place displays paired brackets beneath its eave.  These brackets are both decorative ...

Ladies Lounge: American Magazine “Vacation 1947”

March 28, 2011, No comments

It’s about spring break time here, so it seems apropos to feature “The American Magazine” Vacation Issue from Spring 1947. This publ ...

  • Mystery House 2, the Mysterious Sequel
    March 26, 2011, No comments

    Here is another mystery home from the same 1909 Ladies Home Journal as yesterday’s. You readers did such a great job identifying it likely won’t take long for someone to tell us where in Indianapolis this house is (or was). [&he ...

  • Friday Mystery House- Where is/ Was This?
    March 25, 2011, No comments

    Where is this or was this? Help solve today’s mystery… We have collected a variety of unlabeled photos in this line of work…but with the collective knowledge of our readership, chances are, we can solve a few mysteries. Th ...

  • Then and Now: Ruskaup Store, 715 Dorman Street
    March 24, 2011, 1 Comment

    According to family legend, recent German immigrant Frederick Ruskaup wanted to build a grocery store in the newly developed Woodruff Place on the east side of Indianapolis. Because the exclusive suburban town only allowed residential build ...

  • WTH Weds: 20/22 N Delaware
    March 23, 2011, No comments

    St. Patrick’s Day was just last week, so I’m still a little bit in an Irish mood. I’m still having beer and hoping for some Irish luck. It’ll pass soon enough, to be replaced with an urge to grill out […]

  • Building Language: Art Moderne
    March 22, 2011, No comments

    Art Moderne The curved wall of this commercial/industrial facade in the 400 block of College Avenue clues us in that this is an Art Moderne building. Art Moderne architecture was popular from about 1930 to about 1950. Glass-block windows, f ...