Archive for February, 2016

February 29, 2016

It would be fair to say many an architect or architectural firm gets known for designing a predominant genre of building, and that appears to have been the case since the earliest days the trade first appeared in Indianapolis. Of […]

Sunday Ads: Selig’s

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February 28, 2016, 6 Comments

When thinking of Indy’s shopping legacy, many often think of longtime Indy institutions L. S. Ayres, William. H. Block, or Wasson’s. While tho ...

Penny Post: This is where we would shine

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February 24, 2016, No comments

Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.       MAY 15, 1918         3 – PM Message: Dear Mother, This is where we would shine.  Ted and I were here ...

HI Mailbag: Indianapolis Victim on the USS Maine

February 23, 2016, 8 Comments

Reader’s Question: Last week, I tweeted some photos that I took at Crown Hill Cemetery of the grave of Harry Keys, an Indianapolis resident who ...

  • At Your Leisure: On Tour
    February 19, 2016, 3 Comments

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Many a couple enjoyed a romantic dinner downtown on the holiday of love. Wonder what options you might have had in years past? In the Seventies, you had several options for skyscraper dining, including [ ...

  • Penny Post: Some Sweet Day!
    February 17, 2016, No comments

    Postmarks: INDIANAPOLIS, IND.     AUG 30 1906      9  AM LOGANSPORT, IND.     AUG 30 1906   2 – 30 PM Addressee: Mrs. C. H. Fergus 1212 Market St. Logansport, Ind. Message: Aug 30, 06 Well mother I’ll […]

  • At Your Leisure: Hamming it Up
    February 12, 2016, 4 Comments

    Indy natives believe that Shapiro’s is the first, last and only name in delicatessen dining. First timers may walk away disappointed, however, if they are craving a certain pig-filled sandwich. No Kosher deli worth its salt would carry ...

  • Penny Post:
    February 10, 2016, 5 Comments

    Postmark: Nov 11 — 1880 Message: Grandma remains about the same – no improvement.  Your uncle Theo is not so well this am.  He looks very bad and is losing appetite and strength I fear.  You could be of no service […]

  • HI Mailbag: Warfleigh
    February 9, 2016, 13 Comments

    Reader’s Question:  I have lived on the south side of Indianapolis my entire life, so I am not very well-acquainted with other parts of the city.  Recently, I had an appointment on the north side and was driving through an area ...