Archive for September, 2014

September 30, 2014

Reader’s Question:  Since moving back to Indianapolis, after living out west for a number of years, I have enjoyed rediscovering parts of the city I knew when I was growing up.  The other day, I found myself in New Augusta and was overcome […]

Sunday Adverts: Symphony on the Prairie (Literally)

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September 28, 2014, 3 Comments

Culture Comes to the Capital… While the roots of Indianapolis’s musical heritage trace back to the region’s earliest inhabitants, th ...

At Your Leisure: Rene’s French Restaurant

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September 26, 2014, 3 Comments

What comes to mind when you think of French cuisine? Could it be an elegant dining room with tables draped in white adorned with intricate place sett ...

Indianapolis Then and Now: Circle Park and Meridian Street

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September 25, 2014, No comments

  Although faded and discolored, this extremely rare stereoview shows Meridian Street looking south from the middle of Circle Park (now Monument ...

  • Penny Post: Meridian at Night
    September 24, 2014, 1 Comment

    Postmarked: Indianapolis 2, IND. APR 26, 1916 – 9:30 AM Message: Dear sister, I am in my room now ready for bed. it still raining. hopeing it is nice tomorrow Good by Will Addressed to: Miss Anna E Gross 728 […]

  • Baseball of Yesteryear
    September 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    Did you know that the Indianapolis Indians have been around for over 100 years?  Or that Indianapolis hosted the Toledo Blues, a team with two African American players, all the way back in 1884, 60 years before Jackie Robinson broke [&hell ...

  • Misc. Monday: What to do in Indy, 1966
    September 22, 2014, 7 Comments

    At the heart of any one of the weekly printed thin copies of “This Week in Indianapolis,” readers would find a map of Indianapolis, touting “key points of interest.” While we are better served today by multiple pages ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Nuts for Holcomb and Hoke
    September 21, 2014, No comments

    Just a Couple of Nuts… James I. Holcomb and Fred Hoke hardly knew each other in 1894 when they first contemplated becoming business partners after a chance meeting in a Sunday School class. Two years later, they established a partners ...

  • In the Park: Spades Place Park and Brookside Parkway
    September 20, 2014, No comments

    Just down the street from Brookside Park, you’ll find Spades Place Park.  This thirty-one acre neighborhood park at 1800 Nowland Avenue is one of the Windsor Park neighborhood’s most picturesque features.  But it’s not Spades Park ...