Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011

It’s difficult for the untrained eye to discern the subtle changes in the pantheon of Victorian era fashion.  Periodically, we’ll look at eras that Indianapolis, too, endured. This is an example of an 1837 wedding dress: The following two are […]

Sunday Prayers: A Hail Mary Saves Bush Stadium

October 30, 2011, 5 Comments

Surely you’ve heard by now: Bush Stadium is not going to be flattened, but rather, is going to be creatively integrated into a new complex of  ...

Sunday Ads: Unexpected Honeybees

October 30, 2011, No comments

From the same booklet as yesterday’s map, the Dreher’s Simplex Street and House Number  Guide–not something you see every day in ad ...

Woot Woot for the Wooton- The King of Desks

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October 28, 2011, 2 Comments

In the 21st century, we have an endless supply of choices to help organize and store important paperwork and correspondence. In the last quarter of th ...

  • IndyView Revisited: A Stroll on the Circle
    October 26, 2011, No comments

    This early 20th century photo of Monument Circle contains only one neighbor who still remains– the church spire from Christ Church Cathedral. Original photo found at the Flickr group “Indianapolis History” (which has no c ...

  • Building Language: Buttress
    October 25, 2011, 2 Comments

    Buttress. In its simplest form, the buttress is a pier (column-like solid projection) reinforcement placed on a wall to provide additional structural support. The buttress is primarily found on exterior walls of brick or masonry and traditi ...

  • Cocktail Dresses for Cocktail Time
    October 24, 2011, 1 Comment

    When cocktail time rolls around, your outfit can be as intoxicating a concoction as the libations. I am thankful to be fairly height-weight proportionate and take great delight in finding fashions that fit my hourglass. (or hour and a quart ...