Archive for September, 2016

Earliest Indianapolis Real Estate prices
September 26, 2016

You already knew that Indianapolis became the capital of Indiana back in 1821. Any guesses as to how much dinero downtown real estate fetched back then? Picture this: October 1821, and this forested and muddy brand-spanking-new capital city needed to […]

Sunday Ads: Be a Good Sport!

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September 25, 2016, No comments

Business:  Em-Roe Distributors Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown – 209-211 West Washington Street Years of Operation: 1913- 2015 ...

Then & Now: Laycock Manufacturing

September 22, 2016, 3 Comments

Recognize this view? If you frequent the canal, it will look familiar, as a view from Bugg’s Temple. Ever wonder what may have preceded the curr ...

Deja Vu Tuesday: A Tree Falls in Indy

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September 19, 2016, 2 Comments

Pioneer leader James Blake was a man of many firsts.  During the early years of the 19th century, he brought the first piano to Indianapolis, built t ...

  • Sunday Ads: Big Man on Campus
    September 11, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Harry Levinson Date of Ad:  August 18, 1966 Location:  Downtown, Northeast corner of Market and Illinois Years of Operation: 1905- 1995 Notable: Many can probably still hear the radio jingle “Harry Levinson is the place” i ...

  • Penny Post: Going Down Was so Pleasant
    September 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    Postmark: BLOOMFIELD, IND   MAY 23 1910   12  M Message: Bloomfield, Ind.  May 22, 10. Do you recognize this building. This is where the “going down” was so pleasant. Did you have a nice trip to the “Home” ? I ...

  • Sunday: Refreshment Delivered to your Door
    September 4, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Robert’s Dairy  Date of Ad:  September 2, 1956 Location:  4201 Millersville Road Years of Operation: 1877-1988 Notable:  Do you remember home milk delivery? Until refrigeration and supermarkets, most folks received daily d ...

  • Must Have Book: Indianapolis Then & Now
    Then & Now Bates McGowan
    September 1, 2016, 1 Comment

    Hard to imagine as you whiz northwards on Delaware Street, that what today looks like this : used to look like this: Check out the archived extensive article about 1305 North Delaware Street to learn more about this captivating mansion.