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  • HI Mailbag: 1701 Gent Avenue
    May 3, 2016, 4 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide the history of who owned the property at 1701 Gent Avenue and the businesses that occupied it over the years?  ~ Jeff C. HI’s Answer:  For readers who may not be familiar with its location, ...

  • HI Mailbag: St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild
    April 5, 2016, No comments

    Reader’s Question: My daughter-in-law recently became a member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Could you provide some history of the organization and its activities? ~ Carol C., Carmel     HI’s Answer: St. Margar ...

  • HI Mailbag: Indianapolis Public Library
    March 22, 2016, 26 Comments

    Reader’s Question: I heard that the CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library was conducting tours of IPL facilities all around the city. I’m curious to know when Indianapolis first opened a public library and where the early lib ...

  • HI Mailbag: Trinity Episcopal Church
    March 8, 2016, 10 Comments

    Reader’s Question: I live in the neighborhood of Trinity Episcopal Church. I understand that it was not originally called Trinity. Can you provide its previous name, as well as a little of the church’s history?  ~ Jay van ...

  • 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 was on the ill-fated USS Maine. My tweets got the attention of a high school history te ...

  • 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 ...

  • HI Mailbag: Stone Bridge Over Pleasant Run
    January 26, 2016, 18 Comments

    Reader’s Question:  There is a beautiful stone bridge over Pleasant Run Parkway near Colorado Avenue.  Would you have any idea when it was built?  Local historians have researched to no avail, but they believe it was early to mid-1 ...

  • HI Mailbag: 1215 Kessler Boulevard East Drive
    January 12, 2016, 49 Comments

    Reader’s question: There is a large white frame house on Kessler Boulevard, a couple of blocks east of the Monon Trail, that I have admired for years.  It appears to be much older than the homes around it, as well as […]

  • HI Mailbag: Christmas, A Century Ago
    December 22, 2015, 11 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Could you provide some details about the ways in which Christmas was celebrated in Indianapolis, a century ago? ~ Mary A., Indianapolis  HI’s Answer: Many of the facets of Christmas as it is celebrated toda ...

  • HI Mailbag: 1037-1039 East Tabor Street
    December 8, 2015, No comments

    Reader’s Question: My brother and I have purchased 1037-1039 East Tabor Street and are completely redoing it.  We would like to know when the structure was built, who built it, and any information you might have about people who ...