Tiffany Benedict Browne

Tiffany Benedict Browne is the founder and driving force behind HistoricIndianapolis.com. She loves learning, sharing and inspiring Indy's stories.

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December 28, 2016

Head north on Illinois to the northwest corner at Washington and back 104 years and this is approximately what you would see. Postmarked December 28, 1907 and reads: “All drunk & having a good time–Happy New Year” Were you to […]

The Winter HI-atus/ Preview/ Update

December 22, 2016, 1 Comment

Hi Friends and Fans! It has been quiet on the front side of our website for a little bit, but not on the inside! Elves have been working like mad to g ...

First Fridays- Art & History, the two tastes that go great together...

Friday Fave: Indy loves vets

November 11, 2016, No comments

Hoosiers will never be said to lack in appreciation for the veterans and heroes who have served our nation. Beam with pride wherever you encounter a v ...

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), ...

  • Earliest Indianapolis Real Estate prices
    Misc Monday: Downtown Prices, 1821
    September 26, 2016, No comments

    You already knew that Indianapolis became the capital of Indiana back in 1821. Any guesses as to how much dinero downtown real estate fetched back then? Picture this: October 1821, and this forested and muddy brand-spanking-new capital city ...

  • Then & Now: Laycock Manufacturing
    September 22, 2016, 3 Comments

    Recognize this view? If you frequent the canal, it will look familiar, as a view from Bugg’s Temple. Ever wonder what may have preceded the current shiny newer business buildings? For this site, it was once “The Industrial Build ...

  • Penny Post: Going Down Was so Pleasant
    September 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    Postmark: BLOOMFIELD, IND   MAY 23 1910   12  M Message: Bloomfield, Ind.  May 22, 10. Do you recognize this building. This is where the “going down” was so pleasant. Did you have a nice trip to the “Home” ? I ...

  • Must Have Book: Indianapolis Then & Now
    Then & Now Bates McGowan
    September 1, 2016, 1 Comment

    Hard to imagine as you whiz northwards on Delaware Street, that what today looks like this : used to look like this: Check out the archived extensive article about 1305 North Delaware Street to learn more about this captivating mansion.

  • Fall Creek Boulevard
    Penny Post: It is Great Here
    August 31, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: Indianapolis  Ind    May 12 1909   3:30PM Message: Say it is great here. Enjoying it fine. Addressee: Miss Laura Guess, Horton, Kans (Our) Post Script: It IS pretty great here, especially along this lovely boulevard–than ...

  • What was 38th Street like back when...
    Penny Post: Weather Report, 100 Years Ago
    August 24, 2016, 3 Comments

    Postmark: Indianapolis Ind   Aug 22 1916  9:30PM   Message: My dear sister: Aug 22. 1916. This is ___and I never got a letter from home. Can you account for that? I can’t. Don’t let it happen again. My “ground [&hel ...