Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

As you hurtle ever southward on Capitol in 2011, it is hard to fathom that this street, too, was once  residential. Turn back the clock 100 or so years ago, and approximately where the Litho Press, Inc. building is now, […]

WTH Weds: Nothing to See Here, Keep Moving

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September 28, 2011, No comments

This American Foursquare on East Michigan (why do I keep picking on East Michigan?) is reportedly part of the Witness Protection Program as you can cl ...

Building Language: Rose Window

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September 27, 2011, 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: We  thank outgoing BL contributor Connie Zeigler for her prior contributions and  are pleased to welcome Raina Regan to our te ...

Let’s Play: Connect the Dots, Indianapolis

September 26, 2011, 2 Comments

When you pass by streets and homes, do you observe merely an old house here or a plot of land there, or a story—awaiting discovery? Invisible lines ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Fall 1896, New York Store
    September 26, 2011, 1 Comment

    September 1896–How tiresome and drab I find my wardrobe of late… Today: shopping. I must find a new autumn jacket–the mutton sleeves and high collar now in favor will suit me well. How smart shall I look when I take [&hell ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Discerning in Destruction, Please?
    September 25, 2011, 1 Comment

    Can we all just take a moment to evaluate what we are about to destroy, please? Everyone sit the heck down and stop with the broad, sweeping indictment of boarded up houses headed for the chopping block. Anyone who immediately […]

  • Sunday adverts: Parquet!
    September 25, 2011, No comments

    Ooh la la! One of the things on my dream house check list: parquet floors! And yes, I’m lucky enough to have them in my entry way! Wonder which vintage Indianapolis homes got their parquet floors from this company? Off […]

  • Indianapolis Connected: Six Degrees of Hiram Bacon
    September 24, 2011, 13 Comments

    You’re probably familiar with the “Six Degrees of Separation” theory (or its drinking-game cousin, “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”). The basic premise is that everyone in the universe is no more than five people a ...

  • Outside the Circle: Vincennes
    September 23, 2011, No comments

    The Francis Vigo Statue on the grounds of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and the Lincoln Memorial Bridge carrying U.S. 50 over the Wabash River. Way back in the 1730s, the French established a fort along the Wabash [&helli ...