Libby Cierzniak

Libby Cierzniak is a partner at Faegre, Baker & Daniels, LLP, practicing primarily in the area of government affairs. A native of Kokomo, she became fascinated with historic preservation and Indianapolis history in the 1990s while working in the newly renovated Statehouse. She's an avid collector of "old Indianapolis"--books, photographs, advertising and other items--and loves to research and share information with others about the city's rich and colorful history. Libby, her husband and their two chronically misbehaving dogs live in an 1894 home in the Old Northside, where she serves on the board of the neighborhood association.

All posts by Libby Cierzniak

  • Indianapolis Collected: The Worms crawl in…..
    October 31, 2015, 6 Comments

    This week’s story has all the hallmarks of a classic horror tale.  A slaughterhouse. A butcher. An insane asylum. And Coffins with Worms. It all started last Monday, when I got a terse email alert from a stranger. “The killer [ ...

  • The Crumbling Crossroads of America
    September 19, 2015, 2 Comments

    “Practically every great city has to be a geographic crossroads before it can become a great city,” the National Geographic Society wrote in its November 1925 bulletin. The crossroads of the sea at the Panama Canal, the crossro ...

  • Indianapolis Collected: D.C. Stephenson’s revenge
    August 22, 2015, 8 Comments

    On July 4, 1923, an aspiring Republican politician from the east side of Indianapolis stood before an estimated crowd of 10,000 people at Malfalfa Park in Kokomo and delivered an impassioned speech that touched on themes that still resonat ...

  • Indianapolis Collected: The Secret in the Old Diary
    July 25, 2015, 7 Comments

    Charlotte Jane Anderson died 17 years ago.  A life-long Indianapolis resident, she left behind a cousin, a house, and a diary that chronicled every day of her life from January 1, 1947 to December 31, 1951. About a year ago, […]