Archive for March, 2012

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March 31, 2012

It was the sort of eBay listing that I easily could have missed. “Drawing of an old house,” the seller posted, along with a photo of a ramshackle cabin that looked like a place the Beverly Hillbillies might have called […]

Heritage Steward: Leah Orr

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March 30, 2012, 6 Comments

TITLE: Archivist and Historic Researcher FOR: Myself and Riley Area Development Corporation (RADC) SINCE: 2000-RADC received a grant to hire me to Arc ...

Friday Favorite: Scottish Rite Cathedral

March 30, 2012, 2 Comments

Scottish Rite Cathedral is one of everyone’s favorites, isn’t it? Visitors to the city who make their way to the 600 block of North Meridi ...

Indianapolis (Almost) Then and Now: Cantor Drive-In Restaurant

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March 29, 2012, No comments

In honor of the birthday of architect Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969), I have digressed from the usual “then and now” theme ...

  • WTH Weds: Red all about it!
    March 28, 2012, 2 Comments

    A third story addition, replacement windows, and a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference. Pertinent Address:  51st Block of Park Ave., Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Salt box roof on a third story addition???? *Park Avenue was origin ...

  • Room With a View: Indiana School For the Blind
    March 27, 2012, 1 Comment

    It’s one of those places you’ve passed hundreds of times, but have probably never seen: the Indiana School for the Blind tucked away off College north of the 7700 block. The Indiana School for the Blind had been situated downtow ...

  • Building Language: Spanish Colonial Revival
    March 27, 2012, 2 Comments

    Spanish Colonial Revival. The Spanish Colonial Revival, or as it’s also known, Mission, is a revival style dating from the first decades of the Twentieth Century. Although there are not many Spanish Colonial Revival structures left in Ind ...

  • IndyView Revisited: The Circle, 1942
    March 26, 2012, 6 Comments

    A blustery rainstorm blew through Indianapolis in January, 1942. Photographer John Vachon was in Indy on assignment for the Farm Security Administration, and he chose to document street scenes with his small rangefinder Leica as the storm b ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Spring…in your step!
    March 26, 2012, 1 Comment

    Our unusually early (and fabulous) Indianapolis spring inspires the dusting off of the spring and summer shoe wardrobe. Here are some fab finds from 1954–I’d love to have just about any of these. Et vous?

  • Sunday Advert: Indiana Workforce, 1965
    March 25, 2012, No comments

    Normally at HI, the goal is to keep subject matter at least 50 years old. (Hey, if it’s good enough benchmark  for the National Register of Historic Places, it’s good enough for us). However, considering that my favorite curren ...