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July 31, 2012

Italian Renaissance. Another revival style found in Indianapolis is the Italian Renaissance – which draws its details from traditional Italian architecture. American architects in the last decade of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th century used Italian […]

Ladies Lounge: Swimwear of Olympic Proportions

July 30, 2012, 2 Comments

Watching the current Olympic swimmers got me pondering the evolution of the bathing suit, especially as it pertains to sport. Couldn’t help noti ...

Sunday Adverts: L. E. Morrison & Co

July 29, 2012, 4 Comments

“TRUNKS.  BEE HIVE TRUNK FACTORY.  GOODYEAR’S RUBBER GOODS. RUBBER”  lined the top of the window at 27 West Washington Street. Th ...

Indianapolis Collected: Whiskey – it’s good for what ails you

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July 28, 2012, 1 Comment

A little brown jug of whiskey shoved under a kitchen table cost pioneer historian John H.B. Nowland his own place in the city’s history books. I ...

  • Friday Favorite: Harding Street Lofts
    July 27, 2012, 1 Comment

    Historic Indianapolis.com can only exist through the generosity of partners like Core Redevelopment. Many thanks to the Core team for their sponsorship and their preservation of historic pieces of Indianapolis. Industrial and residential co ...

  • Heritage Steward: Suzanne Stanis
    July 27, 2012, 1 Comment

    NAME:  Suzanne Stanis TITLE: Director of Heritage Education and Information FOR: Indiana Landmarks SINCE? 1985 ORIGINALLY FROM? Born in Winterpark, FL but moved to Indianapolis at age 2 YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Developing entertaining, edu ...

  • WTH Weds: Spanish Unrevival
    July 25, 2012, 3 Comments

          These Spanish Colonial Revival houses on Winthrop Avenue could have a lot going for them. The architectural style is fairly unique in the Midwest and adds interest to this street of homes from the 1920’s. These unfort ...

  • Building Language: Chimney
    July 24, 2012, 1 Comment

    Chimney. I highly doubt many of you are using today’s Building Language term – the chimney – in the midst of our July heat. Although buildings old and new feature chimneys, there’s still plenty to explore about something as simple [ ...