Archive for October, 2016

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October 30, 2016

Business:  Glendale Shopping Center Date of Ad:  December 2, 1958 Location:  Keystone Avenue and 62nd Street Years of Operation: 1958-present Notable: Even though it’s only Halloween, shoppers around the Circle City will notice Christmas decorations beginning to pop up. In […]

Deja Vu Tuesday: The College Avenue War of 1903

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October 25, 2016, 3 Comments

For Mrs. Lottie A. Kinsey, life on the corner of 15th and College Avenue was a lot like an AC/DC song. Although another eight decades would pass befor ...

Sunday Ads: Nifty Needles!

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October 23, 2016, No comments

Business:  G.C. Murphy and Company Date of Ad:  December 10, 1920 Location:  Downtown, 33 North Illinois Street Years of Operation: 1906- 2001 Nota ...

Sunday Ads: Be a Secret Agent and Win the Jackpot!

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October 16, 2016, 1 Comment

Business:  Burger Chef Systems  Date of Ad:  April 6, 1966 Location:  1300 West 16th Street and across the nation Years of Operation: 1958-1996 No ...

  • Sunday Ads: Music to Your Ears
    October 9, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Wilking Music Company  Date of Ad:  October 13th, 1940 Location:  120 East Ohio Street, near Massachusetts Avenue Years of Operation: 1922-1995 Notable: For over 70 years, Wilking Music Company was the place to go if you want ...

  • Then and Now: 1924 North Delaware Street
    October 6, 2016, 1 Comment

    In the 1900 block of Herron-Morton Place: This was once home to a man who served as Corporation Council for the City of Indianapolis (from 1918-1922), Samuel Ashby and his family. They were next door neighbors to the William H. […]

  • Sunday Ad’s: We’ve got you! Hook, Line and Sinker
    October 2, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Hook’s Drugs Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Various Locations, Originally Prospect and East (demolished) Years of Operation: 1900- 1994 Notable: What was once a household name across Indiana had humble roots. Started ...