Archive for June, 2011

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June 30, 2011

The Meadowbrook Diner at 5151 East 38th Street is one of several authentic diners that once fed the hungry masses in Indianapolis. Located just east of North Emerson Avenue, this diner has served eastsiders for over fifty-three years. The Meadowbrook […]

Landscape Architecture: Vintage brochure from Ohio

June 29, 2011, No comments

When I chanced upon this vintage brochure of architecture, I squealed with joy–how cool is this? I couldn’t resist sharing this one for ou ...

WTH Weds: She’s A Brick House (not really)

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June 29, 2011, No comments

This semi-brick home is located on north College Ave. The remuddling is so far gone that I can’t really say much more about it than what the h*l ...

Room with a View: Garfield Park Pagoda

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June 28, 2011, No comments

The 1903 Pagoda (also known by many as the Pavilion) in Garfield Park is a historic outdoor room at the top of the park. Disappointingly, the observat ...

  • Building Language: Pleated Roof
    June 28, 2011, No comments

    Pleated Roof.  The pleated roof on this building in the 1800 block of English Avenue is distinctive, especially on a street otherwise populated with late 19th and early 20thCentury homes and commercial buildings. Pleated roofs look like th ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Women’s Magazines
    June 27, 2011, No comments

    Ever a lover of ephemera, old advertising, magazines and the like, parts of my house resemble a ferret hut. Or the hut of whatever burrowing animal revels in lots of paper goods. I can’t pass up the chance to peruse […]

  • Sunday Prayer: Woodruff Place West Drive
    June 26, 2011, No comments

    Today’s Sunday Prayer is this potentially marvelous home in Woodruff Place, which stood out to us when we were recently out perusing the neighborhood because of its largely still intact original windows, doors, siding and trim. There ...

  • Sunday Advert: Woodruff Place
    June 26, 2011, No comments

    From the catalog of the 1874 State Fair and Exposition (taking place at the State Fairgrounds in what is now Herron-Morton Place), an advertisement featuring Woodruff Place appeared:

  • The Indianapolis-Yosemite Connection
    June 25, 2011, No comments

    What does our fair industrial city of Indianapolis, Indiana have in common with the majestic Sequoia trees towering in the Yosemite of California? Both places were homes to the “Father of the National Parks” and founder of the S ...

  • Woodruff Place Statuary
    June 24, 2011, No comments

    From the awesome series by Anton Scherrer- May 28, 1938, Indianapolis Times. Too bad so many of the statues have been damaged or removed over the years. At least there are a few left… One article published in the Indianapolis [&hellip ...