Archive for November, 2015

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November 28, 2015

There are two kinds of people who buy old houses, according to The New York Times:  old house people, who know what to expect, and regular house people, who don’t.  But I would argue that there is a third kind […]

At Your Leisure: Your Guide to Downtown Shopping

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November 27, 2015, No comments

Today has become fondly–or hostilely, as the case may be– known as “Black Friday.” Many will be heading to various shopping malls scat ...

HI Mailbag: The Meadows

November 24, 2015, 16 Comments

Reader’s Question: I grew up in Ft. Wayne in the 1950s and 1960s, but I often spent weekends and holidays in Indianapolis with my grandparents. ...

At Your Leisure: A Lost Hotel

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November 20, 2015, 3 Comments

Sometimes it’s hard to see how a business doesn’t make it. When a location is in a high traffic area next to a major employer and is an attraction ...

  • Penny Post: Cheer Up!
    November 18, 2015, 1 Comment

    Postmark:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.       MAY 14, 1939        10:30 PM Message:  Cheer up I will soon see you once more. Joe Address:    Miss Mary Nolon 1425 N Broad Philia, Pa Penny for your thoughts:  When […]

  • At Your Leisure: Forget the Opera. Bring on the Pasta!
    November 13, 2015, No comments

    As the days turn shorter, cravings for platefuls of comfort food on cold winter evenings increase. For many, this calls for some great Italian food, heavy on the carbs. One wonders why we don’t have any named ethnic enclaves like you mi ...

  • Penny Post: Will Write You Later
    November 11, 2015, No comments

    Postmark:  INDIANAPOLIS, IN        AUG 26, 1910       6:30 PM Message:  Recd mamma’s letter.  Will write you later – Hazel Addressee:   Miss Nellie Jones R.R. #5 Muncie, Indiana Penny for your thoughts:  It sounds as ...

  • HI Mailbag: Martindale-Brightwood Families
    November 10, 2015, 10 Comments

    Reader’s Question: I was wondering if you had any information on prominent families in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood, from the late 1800s to the 1940s?  Can you provide any names and addresses?  ~ Jerome J. HI’s Answ ...