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A mosaic of random favorites from Indy history

  • Friday Favorites: History… Taking It Personally
    June 27, 2014, 1 Comment

    What Is History? It’s a right and wonderful thing to save a venerable old building from the wrecking ball of “progress.” It gives great pleasure to saunter down halls provided by the craftsmanship and industry of our for ...

  • Friday Favorites: Tech History Heroes
    June 20, 2014, 7 Comments

    The Arsenal Technical High School Centennial Museum at 1500 East Michigan Street It’s part of the Historic Indianapolis ethos… helping Indy fall in love with its own rich and fascinating history, and applauding those who lovin ...

  • Friday Favorites: Zig-Zag Cycling Club
    June 13, 2014, No comments

    What Goes Around, Comes Around… The recent surge in bicycle popularity, designated traffic lanes for cyclists, and issues of “sharing the road,” are not new to Indianapolis. Indeed, this “new” phenomenon is ...

  • Friday Favorites: Winona Technical Institute
    June 6, 2014, 13 Comments

    It was the “Tech” Before “Tech” was “Tech”… Fans and alumni of Arsenal Technical High School may already know that ATHS wasn’t the first school located at 1500 E. Michigan Street. The proper ...

  • Friday Favorites: Frank(lin) Facts
    May 23, 2014, 2 Comments

    Franklin Township If you’ve lived in Marion County for a while, you know that Franklin Township, platted in 1822, is the southeastern-most corner of the Marion county square. Even if you call that area your stomping grounds, you may ...

  • Friday Favorites: PostCARd 1910
    May 16, 2014, 2 Comments

    One of the first of its kind: an automotive technical institute in the early days of the car – immortalized on a postcard. The Thing About Postcards… You could almost think of them as proto-Twitter: the fastest and easiest wa ...

  • Friday Favorites: Arsenal Tech Trivia
    May 9, 2014, 26 Comments

    Bet You Didn’t Know…” Regardless of the side of town in which you live, if you’ve been in Indianapolis for a while you know some things about historic Arsenal Technical High School… A.K.A. “Tech” to ...

  • Friday Favorites: Art History
    May 2, 2014, 6 Comments

    110 East 16th Street One look at the building and you just know it’s been an important location for decades. Mature trees, Indiana limestone, sturdy architecture…  The near-north side campus, known to most as just “Herr ...

  • Friday Favorites: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
    April 25, 2014, 1 Comment

    Historic Legacy * Education Resource * Local Treasure To some avid HI architecture fans, he might not be considered  the “favorite Indy Vonnegut,” but to others, it will always be author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. –who emerged ...