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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  • Indianapolis Attractions According to the 1890 State Fair Guide
    Friday Fave: After 1890 State Fair, See This!
    August 19, 2016, 2 Comments

    Visitors from all over the state come to see and show at the Indiana State Fair. Check out the non-fair recommendations from the 1890 State Fair Visitor’s Guide–the last year before moving to its current location. “Visito ...

  • Then & Now: Indiana State Fair & Expo
    August 18, 2016, 3 Comments

    The location, scale and wares have changed, but the premise remains the same: gather Indiana’s best art, agriculture, science and industry for concentrated display and consumption. The State Fair is a coveted Hoosier tradition begun in 1 ...

  • Penny Post- Across the Street
    August 17, 2016, No comments

    Message on front: I am located across the street from here. Address here: 1441 Fairfield Ave. Indianapolis Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND   MAY 2 1944    3PM and Osborn Ohio   May 3 1944   7AM Message on back: Dear Mom, […]

  • Sunday Ads: State Fair: September 17-22, 1888
    August 14, 2016, 1 Comment

    A few ads and other info from the State Fair program from the 1888 State Fair. Hotel English–before it consumed the entire northwest quadrant of the circle. General Fair information: 10 cents round trip on a street car? If only those ...

  • Friday Fave: State Fair Souvenirs
    August 12, 2016, No comments

    Some people must have a tangible memento of places visited, others prefer photos, and still others are content to make memories. While memories may wash away like footprints in the sand, photos and souvenirs can live on long after you’ ...

  • Penny Post: August 1916
    August 10, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND   AUG 3 1916   10:30PM Message: Indianapolis, INd.  Aug. 3. 16. Dear Mother: am on the road now. Will come home as soon as I can get home. Answer at once. Your son Herbert. Address. H. […]

  • Misc. Monday: State Fair, 1874
    August 8, 2016, 2 Comments

    Think about what it was like to attend the Indiana State Fair and Exposition before electricity was invented. Enjoy a couple of highlights, excerpted from an 1874 Indianapolis newspaper. “The center figure in W.L. Woods display is a m ...

  • Building a Network, 1906 style
    August 3, 2016, 1 Comment

    Today, you can interface with any number of people through various social media channels, but 100+ years ago, you might have used…a post card. Postmark: Indianapolis, IND, December 7, 1906 2PM Olean, NY, December 8, 1906 10:30AM Messa ...

  • Then & Now: Hawthorne School
    April 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    While it’s no longer called Nathaniel Hawthorne School Number 50, it still serves students today. Now the Providence Cristo Rey High School, the school has been through a few changes through the years. At the corner of Germania and ...

  • Friday Favorite: Brick Double, Fletcher Place
    April 1, 2016, 5 Comments

    There are so many special buildings and places to love in Fletcher Place, but this one is a standout, as it is so unusual compared to other homes in the area. The earliest listing for the property found in old […]