Archive for March, 2013

March 31, 2013

  I’m not ashamed to admit it – I love shoes.  In 1909, I would have probably frequented H.P. Wasson & Co., for not only were they centrally located on Washington Street near the city’s center, H.P. Wasson & Co. […]

Sunday Prayers: 143 W. 40th (Capitol Avenue Christian Church)

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March 31, 2013, 7 Comments

They stared up at me, dressed in their Sunday best. They, the old and the young, the smiling and the solemn. The entire Capitol Avenue Christian Churc ...

Indianapolis Collected: Sunday Movies at the Talbott

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March 30, 2013, 5 Comments

Like many Americans who grew up in the 1960s, I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news that three different men n ...

Family Tree: Searching the Web

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March 30, 2013, No comments

Most genealogy education is focused on using specific databases or collections, and there is often an implied warning against random online searches. ...

  • Friday Favorite: Gothic Chapel, Crown Hill
    March 29, 2013, 7 Comments

    Built in 1875, you can’t help but stare when  you come across the Gothic Chapel on a drive through Crown Hill. Originally named the Gothic Vault Made of  Indiana limestone Architect: D.H. Bohlen (buried at Crown Hill) who also desig ...

  • WTH : Whatcha Hiding Under That Top?
    March 27, 2013, 6 Comments

    With the recent movements towards loving all things hyper-local, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say many of us would rather shop little neighborhood serving corner stores over strip-malls, if they would make a return appearance. For thos ...

  • HI Mailbag: Fall Creek Parkway South Drive
    March 26, 2013, 11 Comments

    Reader’s Question: My husband and I have purchased this historic house (pictured below) on Fall Creek Parkway South Drive. I have been trying to find out what neighborhood it is located in ever since.  Might you be able to tell me? ...

  • Fisher Automobile Company 1909
    Indianapolis Auto Row Begins
    March 25, 2013, 8 Comments

    With all the construction on the block bounded by Vermont Street, Capitol Avenue, Michigan Street, and Senate Avenue, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at how this block was the genesis of Indianapolis Auto […]