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  • 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 ...

  • Sunday Ads: The King of Buicks
    August 28, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Monarch Buick Date of Ad:  August 23, 1936 Location:  958-1002 North Meridian Street, Midtown Years of Operation: 1934-1970 Notable: Monarch Buick was one of the longest running Buick dealers in Indianapolis. Started by Connec ...

  • Sunday Ads: The Start of One Stop Shopping?
    August 21, 2016, 2 Comments

    Business:  Wm. H. Block and Company Date of Ad:  August 15, 1926 Location:  Block’s Department Store, Southwest corner of Market and Illinois, downtown Indianapolis Years of Operation: 1874-1987 Notable: While strolling the cavernous e ...

  • Sunday Ads: Antiseptic Refrigeration? A National Craze
    August 7, 2016, No comments

      Business:  National Furniture Company Date of Ad: August 6, 1916 Location:  335-343 West Washington Street, downtown Indianapolis Years of Operation: 1899- 1958 Notable: The dog days of summer has everyone looking for a way to coo ...

  • Sunday Ads: We’ve Got You Covered from Head to Toe
    July 31, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Gerritt A.Archibald Company Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown: 38 East Washington Years of Operation: 1905- 1910 Notable: Gerritt Archibald came to Indianapolis in 1896 via Chicago after working in the wholesale h ...

  • Sunday Ads: From Fidelity to Infidelity
    July 24, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Aetna Insurance Company Date of Ad:  July 26, 1862 Location:  Downtown, 21 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1859-2011 Notable: The Aetna Insurance Company began insuring Hoosiers way back in 1859 and erected this ...

  • Sunday Ads: Another Ripple in the Stream
    May 1, 2016, 1 Comment

    Business:  American Town Lot Co. Date of Ad:  April 30, 1916 Location:  North Side, between the White River and the Central Canal between 51st and 54th Streets Years of Operation: 1914 – 1924 Notable: Indianapolis was growing in t ...

  • Sunday Ads: Life (Insurance) In Indianapolis
    April 24, 2016, 1 Comment

    Name of Business: Indianapolis Life Date of Advertisement: April 24, 1966 Neighborhood:  Midtown/ North Meridian Street Service Provided: Life Insurance, Disability, Annuities Years of Operation: 1905- 2009 Notable: The Indianapolis L ...

  • Sunday Ads: Sin From Last Century
    April 17, 2016, No comments

    Name of Business: The Empire Theater Date of Ad: April 13, 1913 Date Established: 1892 Neighborhood: Downtown Notable: Promising a bevy of pretty and sprightly girls, the star attraction, Zallah, featured her own company. A review from Geor ...

  • Sunday Ads: More Than Just Jewelry
    April 10, 2016, 1 Comment

    Business:  Goodman Jewelers Date of this Advertisement:  April 12, 1959 Location:  30 West Washington Street Neighborhood:  Downtown Goods:  Jewelry and more Years of Operation: 1949-1999 Notable: Believe it or not, swimsuit season is ...