Archive for November, 2012

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November 29, 2012

The yard sign for the Indianapolis Athletic Club hints at the fate of the Hasselman-Fahnley house at the southwest corner of Meridian and Vermont Streets. This limestone Italian Renaissance house was constructed for the Hasselman family in the early 1860s. […]

WTH Wednesday: Just Add Wart Remover

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November 28, 2012, 1 Comment


Building Language: Dormer Windows

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November 27, 2012, 2 Comments

Dormer Windows. A dormer window is a window that projects out from a sloping roof, vertically placed, featuring its own structure with sides and a roo ...

Indianapolis Collected: Out of the darkness and into the Circle of Lights

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November 24, 2012, 4 Comments

When his second son was born in April 1913, Greek immigrant Pantelis L. Cafouros was hard-pressed to find a way to top the fireworks that had literall ...

  • Kickstart Your Family Tree: Newspapers
    November 24, 2012, 1 Comment

    Up to this point, we’ve been focusing on the basic facts (the names, dates, and places) of our ancestors’ lives. But our relatives were more than just names and dates. They were real people with individual stories to tell. It ...

  • Indianapolis Then and Now: The Ayres Clock Cherub
    November 22, 2012, 3 Comments

    The L. S. Ayres cherub, one of the city’s most beloved little sculptures, makes its appearance every Thanksgiving eve and looks out over shoppers until Christmas. The sculpture has its roots in drawings created for the 1946 catalog of ...

  • Room With a View: Stutz to Stutz
    November 20, 2012, 3 Comments

    Lots of unique views from various corners of The Stutz and such a fantastic adaptive use, I daresay one of the best in the city. Want to know more about its place in Indy auto history? The Stutz and other […]

  • Building Language: Frieze
    November 20, 2012, No comments

    Frieze. A frieze is another architectural term with roots in classical architecture. A frieze is a horizontal band, often decorative or ornamental in nature, located along the top of an exterior or interior wall. Classically speaking, the f ...

  • What’s in a Name: Nowland Avenue
    November 19, 2012, 7 Comments

    Nowland Avenue Location: near Spades Park, near east side Named For: Matthias Nowland, original settler of Indianapolis; and John H.B. Nowland, Indianapolis author and historian Matthias Nowland was one of the original settlers Indianapolis ...

  • 1912 American Scout
    Made in Indianapolis
    November 19, 2012, 10 Comments

    Perhaps the most frequent question about the city’s auto history is: “How many cars were made in Indianapolis?”  Before answering that question, a word of caution about automotive lists:   Compiling lists about the automot ...