Archive for July, 2015

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July 31, 2015

What was that I just saw? This will be a common reaction from many downtown residents and workers through the weekend. The 48th annual Gen Con kicks off in Indianapolis. The event will bring nearly 60,000 table top game enthusiasts downtown, […]

Penny Post: Having a Great Time!

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July 29, 2015, No comments

Postmark: July 24th 1963 Message: We plan to leave for Mich. early mañana.  Having a great time. Joe Mike Address: Mrs. Mary C. Devine Box 217 La ...

Misc Monday: Women Take to the Skies in Jazz Age Indy

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July 27, 2015, 5 Comments

“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.”  That was Amelia Earhart’s verdict on rising up to ...

Indianapolis Collected: The Secret in the Old Diary

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July 25, 2015, 7 Comments

Charlotte Jane Anderson died 17 years ago.  A life-long Indianapolis resident, she left behind a cousin, a house, and a diary that chronicled every d ...

  • At Your Leisure: History Paved Over
    July 24, 2015, 2 Comments

    Although it’s heartbreaking to think about the buildings and businesses that have been lost over the years in Indianapolis, it is still exciting to discover a long lost building for the first time. Interstate 65 looms over the area just ...

  • Misc Monday: Moses in Wonderland
    July 20, 2015, 3 Comments

    One amazing local business coming to the rescue in the midst of the “food desert” of Indy’s East Washington Street corridor is Tlaolli, an incredible lavender house of tamales in a sea of post-industrial gray.  Almost dir ...

  • At Your Leisure: Beware of the Witch
    July 17, 2015, 1 Comment

    A once popular way to make your business stand out from the competition was to build a structure to look like the theme represented. Folks around Indy have seen these examples throughout the years — from a seafood restaurant built [&h ...

  • Misc Monday: On Liberty and Whiskers
    July 13, 2015, 7 Comments

    The list of famous visitors to Indianapolis would probably surprise you.  Oscar Wilde came in 1882.  Mark Twain came four times.  Sergei Rachmaninov, the composer, nine times.  One of the lesser-known visitors to saunter into young Indi ...

  • At Your Leisure: At the Drive-in
    July 10, 2015, 9 Comments

    For those who grew up in the 1950s through the 1980s, a summer rite of passage always included a few nights at the local drive-in theater. Whether you were a youngster playing on the playground and paying little attention to […]