Archive for August, 2011

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August 31, 2011

You know I sat down this week to write something witty about this beautiful little gem.     But I have to be honest.  I don’t even know what the hell is going on here.  Which I suppose makes this an ideal […]

Building Language: Balconet

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August 30, 2011, No comments

  Balconet.  Although the word “balconet” may not be in your vocabulary bailiwick, you could probably figure out its meaning even without seeing ...

Indianapolis–Fully Dressed With or Without a Smile

August 29, 2011, No comments

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around, but back when decorum was a global expectation– not confined to a few royals in other ...

Sunday Prayers: A Cottage For a Herron-Morton Home

August 28, 2011, No comments

This dear little Herron-Morton Place cottage was likely built when the smells from the State Fair undoubtedly wafted over this roofline. Yes, it is ne ...

  • Sunday Ad: the Model Clothing Store, 1895
    August 28, 2011, No comments

    From 1895 is this advertisement for the Model Clothing store. How children’s fashions have changed! The Model was located at 41-49 East Washington Street and 2-22 South Pennsylvania Street in the late 1880s and 1890s.

  • How Spades Park got its name
    August 26, 2011, No comments

    We pass so many names throughout the city–mostly of people long forgotten. So let’s rescue one from the history books and affirm that Spades Park did get its name from a man who donated the land upon which this park […]

  • The “Feast of Lanterns.” 1898
    August 26, 2011, No comments

    Did you know “Feast of Lanterns” started in Woodruff Place during the Victorian era? Came across a little article about the event in 1898. Above, likely decorated for “Feast of Lanterns” in the 1890s or early 1900s. ...

  • WTH Weds: Beside Myself
    August 24, 2011, No comments

    I’m a traditionalist when it comes to siding. I like brick and/or wood. You can add some other stone varieties in there when it comes to commercial buildings…but otherwise I’m strictly a brick and/or wood man. Stucco is ok ...