Archive for April, 2015

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April 24, 2015

Walking past the Romanesque Union Station can create some conflicting emotions. It is refreshing to see such a gorgeous building restored, when other cities such as Columbus and Atlanta demolished their grand train stations. On the other hand, it’s frustrating […]

Penny Post: Indiana State Capitol, 1943

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April 22, 2015, 2 Comments

Postmarked:  WHITING, IND.   JUN 13, 1934    4:30 PM     Message: Hello. Rec. your card & one from Mrs. Carline same time. Thanks a ...

Misc Monday: Preservation One Artifact at a Time

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April 20, 2015, 1 Comment

Ever wonder the worth of that old painting collecting dust in the depths of your attic? Or have you always had the feeling that your grandmother’s h ...

In The Park: Haughville Park

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April 18, 2015, 4 Comments

Welcome to Haughville Park!  This five-and-a-half acre park on the city’s west side opened in 1922.  Located at 520 North Belleview Place, Haughvi ...

  • At Your Leisure: A Lost Roadside Beacon
    April 17, 2015, 7 Comments

    For anyone who may have grown up from the sixties through the eighties, childhood trips often meant a stopover at one of the many Holiday Inn hotels located across the country. The chain, envisioned by Kemmons Wilson in 1952, after [&hellip ...

  • Then and Now: 19th and Delaware, Snowy
    April 16, 2015, 1 Comment

    One wonders how the city of Indianapolis neighborhoods made it through snowy days 100 or so years ago. This photo at 19th and Delaware Streets (circa 1909) looks north into Morton Place and shows no evidence of plowing, while also [… ...

  • At Your Leisure: Sorry, No Ladies Allowed
    April 10, 2015, 4 Comments

    This past weekend, the nation’s eyes were focused on Indianapolis during the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship.  Early reviews are glowing, and area merchants are boasting record revenues, even beating out the 2012 ...

  • Penny Post: Riverside Park, 1907
    April 8, 2015, No comments

    Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.   NOV 9, 1907    10:30 AM Message: I’m about well. Mama & Papa think I am not. But I think I am. Clyde Burgan Addressed to: Mrs. Pernety Burgan 146 E. Walnut St. Kokomo, Ind.

  • Misc. Monday: Indy’s Most Famous Funeral Train
    April 6, 2015, No comments

    Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday 1865, and died the following morning.  For three days, the fallen leader’s remains lay in state in the White House as a vast host of mourners filed past.  His funeral was held shortly […]

  • In the Park: Reverend Mozel Sanders Park
    April 4, 2015, No comments

    From Colonel Eli Lily to Mayor Thomas Taggart to basketball great Oscar Robertson, there is a lengthy list of people who have helped shape our city’s history.  Reverend Mozel Sanders left a particularly influential legacy of philanthropy ...