Archive for February, 2015

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February 27, 2015

The Scottish Rite Cathedral looms large on the northern fringes of downtown. Aside from the towering neo-Gothic architecture, a primary reason for its great presence is the existence of vast parking lots surrounding the building. Things were not always this […]

Indianapolis Then and Now: Buddenbaum Grocery / Santorini Greek Kitchen, 1413 Prospect Street

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February 26, 2015, 6 Comments

Fountain Square neighborhood on the southeast side is becoming one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Indianapolis with a mix of affordable housin ...

Penny Post: Indianapolis Masonic Temple

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February 25, 2015, No comments

Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS  IND.    JUN 13, 1911   1:30 PM Message: Indianapolis June, 12, 1911, Dear Old Friend: My mother and Henry are hear  w ...

Sunday Ads: Beef Tea for Beefcake

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February 22, 2015, No comments

Perhaps you knew that Beef Tea was as popular as Darjeeling or Earl Grey in Indianapolis around the turn of the last century. It was news to me. Indee ...

  • In the Park: A Baaaaa-a-a-d Idea Turned Good
    February 21, 2015, No comments

      The Indianapolis Parks system history is filled with delightful stories of united communities, honored heroes, and family fun. But there are a few tales in our city’s annals that might also raise an eyebrow or cause a chuckle. At [ ...

  • At Your Leisure: We Gotta Get Out of This Place
    February 20, 2015, 3 Comments

    On these coldest of winter’s days, one’s mind tends to wander to locales with a bit more temperate climate. Although Indianapolis is a wonderful place to live, even the most ardent of city boosters begin to question their sanity as [&he ...

  • Penny Post: A 1908 Birds Eye View
    February 18, 2015, No comments

    Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.   MAY 31, 1908   9 PM Message: Indianapolis, Ind. 5/31/0 Dear Mother & Father How are you getting along. Will write a letter tomorrow evening when I have time. this pitchure is a Birds Eye View of In ...

  • Sunday Ads: Measure of Success
    February 15, 2015, 2 Comments

    The Joseph T. Stokes Pharmacies – 226 N. Meridian Street – 607 Hume-Mansur Building  As the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis tells us, the first pharmacist in the territory was undoubtedly a native healer, dispensing comfort and ...

  • At Your Leisure: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
    February 13, 2015, 6 Comments

    Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and many will head out for a romantic dinner. Few things set the mood more than a candle-lit dinner at an Italian restaurant, and Indianapolis is blessed with a fine selection of locally based purveyors of ...