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October 31, 2012

Location: Bellefontaine Street

Room With a View: Gatling Gun Club

October 30, 2012, 2 Comments

Despite the appearance of this building on Illinois, we may at least allow that it is conveniently located and offers some unique views of the city! A ...

Building Language: Steeple

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October 30, 2012, 1 Comment

Steeple. The architectural term steeple refers to the entire tower and spire as found on religious architecture. The steeple will rise above the roofl ...

Kickstart Your Family Tree: Records of Death

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October 29, 2012, 1 Comment

With Halloween just two days away, what better time to talk about death…death records, that is. They are the last of the vital records; the last ...

  • Indy Halloween 1917, What Did Ladies Wear?
    October 29, 2012, No comments

    Ever pondered what the gals of yesteryear Indianapolis donned for Halloween? Guaranteed she wouldn’t have been an overt strumpet like the vast majority of 21st century costume-clad characters, but let’s look at the creative dres ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Atkins Saw
    October 28, 2012, 1 Comment

    To piggyback on the fabulous Indianapolis Collected article of yesterday… Here’s a two-sided advert from the 1904 City Directory for Atkins Saw  

  • What’s in a Name: Ray Street
    October 27, 2012, 2 Comments

    Ray Street, named for: James Ray, early settler, First Marion County Clerk James Ray was born in Caldwell, New Jersey in 1800. He studied at Columbia University before moving to Lawrenceburg in 1818 and later Connersville. He served as a [& ...

  • Heritage Steward: George Hanlin
    October 26, 2012, 9 Comments

    NAME: George Hanlin TITLE: Consultant FOR: FlashPoint SINCE? 2004 (before this I was an assistant editor at the Indiana Historical Society from 1993 to 2004) ORIGINALLY FROM? Pennville, Jay County, Indiana YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? In my cur ...