Archive for September, 2012

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September 30, 2012

On Febuary 5, 1828, a young man from Indianapolis dropped a letter in the mail to Peacham, Vermont. The cost of the postage was nearly half a day’s wages, but the writer was hoping his 25 cent investment would yield […]

Sunday Ads: American Detective Agency

September 30, 2012, 2 Comments

Tomorrow, we welcome October to our 2012 calendar and October is known in some circles as Family History Month. For those of us who are seasoned resea ...

Friday Favorite: Helping Hands for Historic Homes

September 28, 2012, 2 Comments

Ever thought you’d love to live in an historic home, except…it’s old, it’s drafty, it needs a lot of maintenance? Like the rest of us, ...

Heritage Steward: Benjamin Clark

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September 28, 2012, 1 Comment

NAME: Benjamin Clark TITLE: Chief of Cultural Resources for DNR’s Division of State Parks and Reservoirs SINCE? I’ve been in my current role since ...

  • Room With a View: Fountain Square Theatre Building
    September 25, 2012, 2 Comments

    As I die-hard instagramer, I come across plenty of locals and visitors who share the unique views they’ve had from various Indy windows. This pic popped up in recent meanderings through instagram. Local graphic designer and photograph ...

  • Building Language: Italianate
    September 25, 2012, 4 Comments

    Italianate. Driving through the older historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis, you will realize that Indy has some amazing examples of the Italianate style. To give you a better understanding of the Italianate, let’s look at the major feat ...

  • 1917 Premier Town Car
    Disappearing Indy Auto Landmarks
    September 24, 2012, 14 Comments

    As little as 15 years ago, Indianapolis had over 40 existing buildings that housed the movers and shakers of its automotive industry.  Sadly, every few years we lose one or two of these reminders of our transportation era. Sometime in [&he ...

  • Friday Favorite: 6 Trivia Bits, Scottish Rite Cathedral
    September 21, 2012, 3 Comments

    * This is the largest Scottish Rite cathedral in the world. * It was designed by George F. Schreiber, architect and member, 1926. * The Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral cost $2.5 Million to build. * Construction was completed in 1929. [ ...