Archive for July, 2014

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July 31, 2014

Among a group of old photographs found in the attic of an Indianapolis home were these three faded snapshots identified as the 1900 Indiana State Fair. Many people might have tossed the small, poorly processed, dog-earred prints, but luckily Elizabeth […]

Penny Post: Circle Theatre, 1918

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July 30, 2014, 5 Comments

When the Circle Theatre opened in 1916 on Monument Circle, it was a movie theater grand enough to write home about. Today, the Hilbert Circle Theater ...

The Scot Butler House and the Office in the Round

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July 29, 2014, 7 Comments

This edition of A Room with a View is going to be a little bit of a departure from the norm. As I am about to take a little time off from HI to begin ...

Sunday Adverts: Ballard Ice Cream Company

July 27, 2014, 3 Comments

  Business: Ballard Ice Cream Company Year of this Advertisement: 1921 Location:  Originally on North Delaware Street; at the time of this ad, ...

  • Indianapolis Collected: A Stitch Back in Time
    July 26, 2014, 5 Comments

    In the earliest days of Indianapolis, young John Wilkins was a favorite of the ladies. He arrived from Ohio in May 1821, and built himself a one-horse carriage, the first of its kind in Indianapolis.  Despite a complete lack of ornamenta ...

  • In The Park: Edna Balz Lacy Family Park
    July 26, 2014, 1 Comment

    Nestled into the quiet corner of Greer and East streets lies Edna Balz Lacy Park.  This two-acre neighborhood park in Fletcher Place opened in 1917 and was originally known as Greer Street Park. In 1995 the city honored local teacher [&hel ...

  • Friday Favorites: Service, Unsung
    July 25, 2014, 2 Comments

    MythBusters: Tell me what you think you know about the Daughters of the American Revolution, also known as D.A.R. Does the name conjure up certain images… a sea of grey hair, perhaps? Tables of tea cozies and scones? Knitting needles, ...

  • Penny Post: General Assembly in a Fine City
    July 23, 2014, 1 Comment

    Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND., MAY 23, 1923 – 12 PM Stamped: Citizens Training Camp – BUY FOR YOUR BOY Message: 5/23/23 Dear sister & family: Elmer & I are here at General Assembly and have been kept pretty busy attendi ...

  • HI Mailbag: Deaconess Hospital
    July 22, 2014, 1 Comment

    Reader’s Question: My 92-year-old neighbor told me that she was born in Deaconess Hospital.  I had never heard of this institution before.  I’m wondering if it still exists today but is known by a different name?  ~ Kath ...