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A glimpse of the same location at two different times

October 6, 2016

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), Samuel Ashby and his family. They were next door neighbors to the William H. […]

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 curr ...

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 ...

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 conce ...

  • 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 ...

  • Then & Now: Independent Turnverein, 9th & Meridian
    March 31, 2016, No comments

    How lucky Indianapolis is that such detailed and well-crafted buildings still stand today–an unapologetic and ornate vestige of  yesteryear. This one, a magnificent red brick and limestone building started life as the clubhouse for ...

  • Then & Now: South Meridian Synogogue
    March 17, 2016, 2 Comments

    Merrill Street didn’t always dead end into Meridian Street. The unassuming lot dabbed in trees today betrays no hint of its bustling former life. Merrill Street continued east, all the way to Noble (Noble later became College). That& ...

  • Then & Now: Meridian Park on Penn
    May 28, 2015, 1 Comment

    Historic Meridian Park is small but mighty in its vintage housing stock–which you can examine more closely this coming weekend, May 30 and 31, 2015, from 12-6pm. Now and then, you may come across an old postcard featuring one of the ...

  • Then and Now: 19th and Delaware, Snowy
    April 16, 2015, 1 Comment

    One wonders how the city of Indianapolis neighborhoods made it through snowy days 100 or so years ago. This photo at 19th and Delaware Streets (circa 1909) looks north into Morton Place and shows no evidence of plowing, while also [… ...