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August 31, 2012

You know how you can walk or drive the same strip what seems like a million times and then, one day, you notice something you hadn’t before? Such was the case a couple of days ago, as I was meandering […]

Heritage Steward: Ray E. Boomhower

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August 31, 2012, 2 Comments

NAME: Ray E. Boomhower TITLE: Senior Editor FOR: Indiana Historical Society Press SINCE? Started working at the Indiana Historical Society on May 26, ...

Indianapolis Then and Now: Indiana Democratic Club/Indiana War Memorial, 22 E. Vermont Street

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August 30, 2012, 7 Comments

Since we can’t get away from politics these days, why not review some former political sites in Indianapolis? In 1901, 82 prominent Democrats in ...

WTH Weds: Will the Real Historic Home Please Come Forward?

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August 29, 2012, 3 Comments

  Boarded windows notwithstanding, notice any other issues?

  • Room With a View: The Waverley
    August 28, 2012, 5 Comments

    Another recent addition to the downtown apartment scene, The Waverley is located between the Circle and Fountain Square; this view looks northwest from the complex.

  • Building Language: Brick Courses
    August 28, 2012, 1 Comment

    Brick Courses. Everyone has some understanding of brick as a building material. A wide range of building types, from small to large, residential to commercial, old and new, use brick as a primary structural or ornamental material. A brick c ...

  • 1929 Marmon Roosevelt
    The Prolific and Innovative Marmon
    August 27, 2012, 8 Comments

    The Nordyke & Marmon Company later known as Marmon Motor Car Company was prolific and innovative from its start in producing automobiles.  Since the firm’s founding in 1851, it was known for its engineering prowess.  It first establ ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Delapidated Double, Talbott
    August 26, 2012, 3 Comments

    I love the awnings, if only because houses of this era typically had them–hey, there wasn’t any air conditioning, they  had to get creative. This double is simple, but has so much potential. While there have been many restorati ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Want to Play Dress Up?
    August 26, 2012, No comments

    We thank today’s sponsor, Margie’s Costumes on Illinois–if you need a costume, they are where to find one in the modern world ($5 off coupon follows). You know, it’s never to early too start thinking about what you&# ...

  • Friday Favorite: DePew Fountain
    August 24, 2012, 3 Comments

    Who doesn’t love the DePew Fountain in University Park? Designed by Karl Bitter and created by Sterling Calder in 1919–the base is pink granite and the dancing figures are bronze. The fountain was a gift to Indianapolis from Emm ...