Archive for March, 2015

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March 29, 2015

Colonel Mustard… in the Library… with a Button Hook. Wait. What’s a button hook?  Long before the invention of spandex and Velcro, our ancestors wore a number of button-up garments, such as shoes, dresses and gloves. A Victorian era lady could […]

At Your Leisure: Why is that a Parking Lot?

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March 27, 2015, 3 Comments

When enjoying a spring day on the War Memorial Mall, it is easy to become mesmerized by the vast island of green space in the middle of the city. Stre ...

Indianapolis Then and Now: Zeunik’s Grocery, 777 Haugh Street

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March 26, 2015, 7 Comments

In the early 1900s, hundreds of eastern Europeans moved to a near westside neighborhood known as Haughville. The Zeunik family, with Slovenian roots, ...

Penny Post: German House, 1907

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March 25, 2015, 1 Comment

Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.   OCT 18, 1907   4-PM Message: Good Afternoon, Glad to get your letter and to hear you and Carl are having such a n ...

  • In the Park: 61st & Broadway Park
    March 21, 2015, 1 Comment

    Just west of College Avenue in Broad Ripple, you’ll find 61st & Broadway Park. This quaint 2.7-acre neighborhood park opened in 1928.  The park’s amenities include a playground, picnic shelter, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts ...

  • At Your Leisure: Rebirth Along Tinker Street
    March 20, 2015, 7 Comments

    The neighborhood around Sixteenth and Meridian Streets is identified as the next “in” place to be. Much like Massachusetts Avenue a decade ago and Fountain Square more recently, reinvestment in housing has started to pay off as restaura ...

  • Sunday Adverts: Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful
    March 15, 2015, No comments

    Let’s Face It Around the early 20th Century, there was a developing beauty industry in Indianapolis. And, as the whole country emerged from the ravages of WWI, there came a dramatic acceptance and use of cosmetics. The 1920s also sa ...

  • At Your Leisure: From Films to Film Festivals
    March 13, 2015, 1 Comment

    With spring approaching, many are looking forward to spending quality time outdoors. The development of the Cultural Trail over the past decade has succeeded in connecting once hard-to-access neighborhoods. With the introduction of the bike ...