Archive for April, 2014

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April 30, 2014

What began as a bit of 1875 humor-in-advertising, John T. Brush’s WHEN Building sign became a landmark of the Indianapolis panorama. Interestingly, neither the sender or the recipient of the postcard is an Indianapolis resident. That raises the questions: how, […]

HI Mailbag: Woodland Cemetery

April 29, 2014, 2 Comments

Reader’s Question: Would you have any information about a cemetery that once existed on the east side of Indianapolis, called Woodland Cemet ...

What’s in a Name? – Propylaeum

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April 28, 2014, No comments

The Propylaeum Location:  Old Northside Greek for “entrance” or “gateway” Propylaea are any monumental gateways based on the original Propyl ...

Sunday Adverts: Metropolitan Theater

April 27, 2014, No comments

Earlier this week, Historic Indianapolis featured the Metropolitan Theater in “A Room with a View,” Metropolitan Hall: Indianapolis’ ...

  • Friday Favorites: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
    April 25, 2014, 1 Comment

    Historic Legacy * Education Resource * Local Treasure To some avid HI architecture fans, he might not be considered  the “favorite Indy Vonnegut,” but to others, it will always be author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. –who emerged ...

  • Penny Post: The Importance of Being Ernest
    April 23, 2014, 8 Comments

    Runners, bikers, and paddle boats are commonly spotted along Indianapolis’ Central Canal as it stretches from Broad Ripple to the downtown Canal Walk. A stretch of the canal that is infrequently seen by towpath is the aqueduct that al ...

  • Metropolitan Hall: Indianapolis’ First Theatre
    April 22, 2014, 2 Comments

    While the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indiana Repertory Theatre are the last remaining structures of what was once a vast network of downtown theaters, neither can boast as having been the city’s first. That distinction goes to Me ...

  • What’s in a Name? – Hinkle Fieldhouse
    April 21, 2014, 2 Comments

    Hinkle Fieldhouse Location:  Butler University Campus Named for: Paul D. “Tony” Hinkle, multi-sport coach and athletic director, Butler University The iconic Butler fieldhouse takes its name from Paul D. “Tony” Hinkle, who ...