Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

2822 East Washington Street library, “Indianapolis Public Library” “Branch No. 3” claims the distinction of being the oldest Indianapolis public library building still being used for its original purpose. The building is one of the famed “Carnegie Library” series, made […]

WTH Weds: Double Door Double Take

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November 30, 2011, No comments

You’ll have to pardon the slight blur with this image.  I’d like to blame it on my shaky old hands but to be honest, I was laughing so ha ...

Room With A View: Offices of Kenan Farrell, Back of Athenaeum

November 29, 2011, No comments

Awesome view behind the Athenaeum, from the offices of Kenan Farrell–Legal complexities don’t seem do daunting from this view. The entranc ...

Building Language: Monitor

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November 29, 2011, 4 Comments

Monitor. A monitor is a raised section found straddling the ridge of a roof. The monitor commonly imitates the roof form of the primary structure, but ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Calvin Fletcher Jr. House on Penn
    November 27, 2011, 2 Comments

    Since someone was recently inquiring about this gem on Penn, Sunday Prayers for a bit of love and TLC for 1031 North Pennsylvania, former home of Dr. Calvin I. Fletcher and Mrs. Nellie Webb Fletcher.  Dr. & Mrs. Fletcher belonged [&hel ...

  • Sunday Adverts: A full page of Fountain Square
    November 27, 2011, 1 Comment

    Can’t recall when I found this and don’t know the exact date, but clearly, it’s around Thanksgiving 1922.  Which stand out most to you? The next time you’re in Fountain Square, look in the window at Koehring & S ...

  • Favorite Fridays: Southeastern Street Home
    November 25, 2011, 3 Comments

    If you aren’t paying attention, you may easily miss it, but this beauty on Southeastern Street is one of those semi-hidden gems, faithfully restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a connection to the ...

  • Then and Now: Empire Theatre, 126 Wabash Street
    November 24, 2011, 4 Comments

    With three active burlesque troupes in Indianapolis, we seem be to in the midst of a burlesque revival. While the average person equates burlesque with strippers, the art form started in the late 17th century as a form of parody […]