Gwen Sunkel is a connoisseur of bad first dates and a collector of ticket stubs. When she's not catering to the every whim of her dog and two cats, she enjoys reading, yoga, building communities, dismantling the patriarchy, and falling in love with Indianapolis.
Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND. JUL 21, 1909 630 PM Message: Indianapolis, Ind 7/21/09 Dear Friend, Am almost ashamed to send this cheap little card after getting the beauty from you. Have tried for six weeks to get […]
Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND. JUL 22, 1920 Message: Dear Aunt Julia, Please excuse pencil as the little boy where I am staying thinks he must have whatever I happen to have. We are afraid to let him have […]
Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND. SEP 24, 1908 6:30 PM Message: Camp B. Harrison, Indianapolis Indiana Dear Brother, This is the grand Monument you read about I was all through it I took elevator up to the […]
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We entertain, educate and inspire visitors about Indiana's capital city.
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Part of the HI Life code:
1. Conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings should be the first consideration in redevelopment.
2. We must create a thriving urban core. Like pre-flight instructions to put the mask on yourself before attempting to help others in the event of a change in cabin pressure--same goes with the city--the core must be stable first.
3. Indy deserves top shelf design for new development. End of story.
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