Archive for July, 2011

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July 31, 2011

As the final Sunday Prayer for July, we’d like to offer these buildings in the 1200 block of Oliver Avenue. With the right owners and tenants, they could have the potential for futures as interesting as their pasts.   One […]

Sunday Adverts: Hotel Harrison

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July 31, 2011, No comments

Today’s advertisement is actually stationary from the Hotel Harrison. Of course, stationary emblazened with the image of the hotel had to have b ...

Hotel Edward

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July 30, 2011, 1 Comment

103 years ago today, this postcard from the Hotel Edward was mailed to Evansville… The Hotel Edward was built at the corner of Illinois Street a ...

Indianapolis Collected: Hotel Salvage

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July 30, 2011, 8 Comments

Ever since the Bates House was demolished in 1901–with the Denison to follow in 1933, the English in 1948, the Claypool in 1969, and the Lincoln ...

  • Virginia Avenue Hotel: South House
    July 29, 2011, No comments

    Who knew there had been a hotel on our southeastern diagonal as well? Though none of these small hotels remain, we do have a number of lovely bed and breakfasts… SOUTH HOUSE, J. M. SOUTH, PROPRIETOR, 17 VIRGINIA AVE. This […]

  • Outside the Circle: Elkhart County
    July 29, 2011, No comments

    Probably best known by tourists for its Amish population (and their homemade goodies), Elkhart County was organized by the Indiana State Legislature in 1830. The county is large and there’s quite a bit for the heritage tourist to see and ...

  • Indianapolis Hotels of 1933
    July 28, 2011, 3 Comments

    In October 1933, the American Public Health Association held their annual meeting/convention in Indianapolis at the Claypool Hotel. While I am sure there were many very important topics discussed at the convention, of particular interest to ...

  • Illinois House
    July 27, 2011, No comments

    From an 1883 directory of Indianapolis hotels is this listing for the Illinois House, located on the east side of Illinois Street, just south of the Union Depot. ILLINOIS HOUSE, WILLIAM ESSMANN, PROPRIETOR, 181, 183 AND 185 ILLINOIS ST. Thi ...

  • WTH Weds: Full Moon Flattening
    July 27, 2011, No comments

    Those of you who have seen the original Wolfman movie (I saw it as a child in the theater) will recall how the Wolfman would stalk and terrorize the village, striking fear in anyone who saw him. When I look […]