Archive for May, 2013

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May 30, 2013

Indianapolis was past the Victorian era of architecture with its turned posts, gingerbread trim, and Queen Ann details by the time the Reid house was constructed in 1906 on the stylish North Delaware Street. The wealthier folks favored Tudor and […]

WTH Wednesday: Vinylphant

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May 29, 2013, 1 Comment

Vinylphant? Yeah, it’s a new word. What do you call the proverbial pink elephant in the room when it’s really a dismal vinyl box in a neig ...

HI Mailbag: Early Religious Congregations in Indianapolis

May 28, 2013, 19 Comments

Reader’s Question: Which is the oldest congregation in Indianapolis, where was the first church located, and what is the oldest church structure ...

What’s in a Name: Schumacher Way

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May 27, 2013, 3 Comments

Max Schumacher Way Location: Downtown, near Victory Field Max Schumacher, president & chairman, Indianapolis Indians AAA Baseball team One of the ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Franklin Mutual Life Insurance Company
    May 26, 2013, 4 Comments

      The Franklin Fire Insurance Company, featured in this September 1874 ad, was chartered in 1851 in nearby Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County.  In 1871, the company reorganized and moved into Indianapolis, and eventually, in 1874, t ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Stop the Muddling
    May 26, 2013, 1 Comment

    “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.” So said Bob Ross, who—through The Joy of Painting—taught techniques and positive thinking. His work was never muddled; his paintings were a balance of light and color and nat ...

  • Friday Favorite: Indy the Patriotic
    May 24, 2013, 2 Comments

    It’s no secret that in Indy, we love, honor and respect our military. It’s a great source of pride. Most Indy residents can at least tell visitors that Indy is second only to Washington DC in the number of public […]

  • WTH Weds: One of These Parts is Not Like the Other
    May 22, 2013, 2 Comments

    Pretty sure there was a cottage under here at one point. Picture what this may have looked like originally: a quaint small front porch, no vinyl, no brick, different windows, and undoubtedly a whole slew of other things before someone [&hel ...