Archive for September, 2013

September 30, 2013

  You could have owned a beautifully crafted piece of architectural history… Art and architectural treasures from the recently razed 1930s Art Deco mansion built by Louis Schwitzer were available to become part of your home the weekend of  of […]

What’s in a Name: Neal Avenue

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September 30, 2013, 1 Comment

Neal Ave. John Stetson Neal, landowner, former steamboat captain Neal was born in 1820 in Pittsburgh and spent much of his early life there learning t ...

Sunday Adverts: Van Sickle Radio Supply Company

September 29, 2013, No comments

  I. Eugene Van Sickle, the owner of the Van Sickle Radio Supply Company, was born in Illinois in 1907.  He arrived in Indianapolis sometime lat ...

Vintage Vittles: Booth Tarkington’s Lemon Pie

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September 28, 2013, No comments

“He began to eat; he continued to eat; in fact, he did well. So did his two comrades. Not that the melancholy of these three was dispersed ̵ ...

  • Friday Favorites: Growing up in Broad Ripple
    September 27, 2013, 5 Comments

    Have you ever contemplated writing down your life story? If you’re like most of us, you entertained the thought for all of 10 minutes before saying to yourself, “Who would be interested in MY life?” Writing for HI, brings ...

  • WTH: Case of the Blahs
    September 25, 2013, 9 Comments

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Located: north of 2200 block of Meridian Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this compatib ...

  • The Graham Stephenson House
    September 24, 2013, 6 Comments

    As the nights grow crisp and cool, the coming fall always reminds me of my childhood in Irvington. Though the October festivities at Connor Prairie are always a favorite, for me, Irvington has the market cornered in the Halloween department ...

  • HI Mailbag: Canary Cottage Restaurant and Cafe
    September 24, 2013, 2 Comments

    Reader’s Question: I was wondering if in your research you’ve come across a restaurant or tea room called the Canary Cafe?  My grandmother lived on the west side and worked downtown in the Aetna Building from the late-1930s ...

  • What’s In a Name: Oscar Robertson Boulevard
    September 23, 2013, No comments

    Oscar Robertson Blvd. Oscar Robertson, Hall of Fame Basketball Player Oscar Robertson, who grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School, is one of the greatest high school, college, and professional basketball play ...