Archive for August, 2013

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August 31, 2013

To me, a library is the closest thing to heaven on Earth. I spent so many lazy summer afternoons and winter weekends holed up in a chair in libraries all over the city. And the Central Library is a jewel […]

Friday Favorites: Millersville Masons

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August 30, 2013, 3 Comments

Millersville Lodge No. 126, F. & A. M. Some one has blended the plaster, And some one has carried the stone; Neither the man nor the Master, Ever ...

Heslar Naval Armory

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August 27, 2013, 1 Comment

Who knew such a beautiful and strangely located building on Indianapolis’ near northwest side could have played a pivotal role in defeating Hitler ...

HI Mailbag: Building at E. 16th Street and Columbia Avenue

August 27, 2013, 1 Comment

Reader’s Question: I’m interested in knowing about some of the uses, businesses, or people connected with 1236 E. 16th Street over the yea ...

  • What’s In a Name: Spann Avenue
    August 26, 2013, 1 Comment

    Spann Avenue John S. Spann, real estate developer Spann was the owner of John S. Spann & Company, a real estate, loan, and fire insurance business established in 1859. Spann was born in Jefferson County, Indiana May 24, 1823, to [&helli ...

  • Sunday Adverts: W.F. Rupp & Co. Merchant Tailors
    August 25, 2013, 2 Comments

      William F. Rupp was born in 1829, and entered the tailoring business in 1861.  In 1872, Gustav Rosberg, who arrived in the United States from Sweden just a few years earlier in 1869, began his partnership with Rupp.  Rupp [… ...

  • Flashback Fridays: P.E. MacAllister
    August 23, 2013, 3 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 is f ...

  • Friday Favorites: Millersville Memories
    August 23, 2013, 3 Comments

    Mills, Mayhem and Masons… Oh My! The village of Millersville is located on the border of Washington and Lawrence townships in northeastern Marion County. It is roughly defined by Kessler Boulevard, 56th Street, Emerson Way, Fall Cre ...

  • HI Booster Club
    August 22, 2013, No comments

    HI runs on passion for Indy, but your subscriptions and donations are what fuel our website hosting, graphic design, event costs, and tons of research hours and we need and value your support. Please consider becoming a member of the HI [& ...