Archive for July, 2013

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July 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you  Happy Birthday, dear… …………… Oh. Dear. If this isn’t a CakeWreck, what is it? No, seriously–anyone got any ideas on how this happened or what it the intention may have been? Adding […]

Indiana City Brewery (Home Brewing Company Bottling Building)

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July 30, 2013, No comments

Earlier this year, our own Joan Hostetler featured the Home Brewing Company for a Feburary “Indianapolis: Then and Now” feature. Today i ...

HI Mailbag: University of Indianapolis

July 30, 2013, 8 Comments

Reader’s Question: Can you tell me about the Garfield Park neighborhood?  I know the University of Indianapolis is in the area, as well as the ...

A Brief History of Downtown Indy’s Canal

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July 29, 2013, 2 Comments

In the early 1800s, transportation and trade in Indiana and the United States as a whole was extremely limited.  People mainly traveled by foot, hors ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Stokely Brothers & Co.
    July 28, 2013, 9 Comments

      By the time William Burnett Stokely, Jr. moved his family’s canning plant to Indianapolis in 1933, Stokely Brothers & Co., started by William’s mother, Anna, had been in existence for thirty-five years and was likely ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Dearborn Building
    July 28, 2013, 4 Comments

    “Cheery” is a word I would use to describe a front-yard flower garden, not an abandoned building. But when it comes to the property at the corner of 10th and Dearborn, it’s hard to attach another description. The plywood board ...

  • Flashback Fridays: Luther Duke
    July 26, 2013, 13 Comments

    Indianapolis history is not just made up of buildings, historic homes, and age-old events. After all, it IS people who make history happen, so what better way to know Indianapolis history than to hear from life-long Indy residents? HI will ...

  • Sherwood Forest
    July 26, 2013, 5 Comments

    Scrapbooks of the Forest 1959: It was a different era, though many readers will remember it well. …a time before the conveniences of the Internet and social media, when people were social in real space and time — door-to-door an ...