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December 31, 2013

This past August, we ran a feature on the tiny cemetery at the southeast corner of Kessler Boulevard and Keystone Avenue. Its purpose and origins had been something that had intrigued me for ages, though I never acted upon the impulse […]

HI Mailbag: Origin of the Name of Kessler Boulevard

December 31, 2013, 6 Comments

Reader’s Question: My husband (an Austrian citizen) was asking about the origin of the name of Kessler Boulevard.  I could not tell him, but I ...

What’s in a Name: The Blacherne

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December 30, 2013, 4 Comments

The Blacherne Location: Downtown Named after:  Suburb of Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) The Blacherne was the first luxury high-rise apartment ...

Sunday Adverts: P.R. Mallory & Co.

December 29, 2013, 3 Comments

  In 1916, Philip Rogers Mallory founded the P.R. Mallory & Co. in Port Chester, New York.  Mallory moved the company’s headquarters t ...

  • Saturday In the Park: Broad Ripple Park
    December 28, 2013, No comments

    There’s something magical about walking through freshly fallen snow. The crunch of each step breaks the winter silence as the snow gives way beneath your boot. Sunbeams reflecting off the white powder bask the chilly landscape in a fresh ...

  • Friday Favorites: Good for What Ales You
    December 27, 2013, 3 Comments

    As you toast the new year with your jug, mug, glass, or stein, it is perhaps a good moment to consider Indy’s tempestuous temperance history: While, no doubt, early area residents soothed their thirst with a variety of alcoholic c ...

  • Penny Post: A Merry Weihnachten to You!
    December 25, 2013, 8 Comments

    Postmarked: 1 Indianapolis, IND. Dec 20, 1922 9:30 PM Message: Written in German Addressed to: M E Ehrensperger 1723 Broadway City A penny for your thoughts … As an elementary teacher, I can decipher just about all manner of scribbles ...

  • What’s in a Name: Charlotte Place
    December 23, 2013, 1 Comment

    We are delighted to have a first person account and guest contribution from former neighbor and artist, Dick Lutin, relaying the details of how Charlotte Place in Herron-Morton Place got its name. Editor’s note: When The State Fairgro ...