All posts tagged apartments

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November 20, 2015

Sometimes it’s hard to see how a business doesn’t make it. When a location is in a high traffic area next to a major employer and is an attraction for visitors, a person might assume something like a hotel would […]

At Your Leisure: Why is that a Parking Lot?

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March 27, 2015, 3 Comments

When enjoying a spring day on the War Memorial Mall, it is easy to become mesmerized by the vast island of green space in the middle of the city. Stre ...

At Your Leisure: The Hotel Washington

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December 19, 2014, 3 Comments

Towering 17 stories over east Washington Street, The Symphony Center stands out gracefully among the other early twentieth century buildings nearby. T ...

Indianapolis Then and Now: Vienna Flats, 300-308 E. New York Street

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June 12, 2014, No comments

This view from 1910 shows the Vienna Flats, a 3 1/2 story brick, steel, and concrete apartment building constructed on the northeast corner of E. New ...

  • Flats Saved: Virginia Avenue
    August 3, 2013, 6 Comments

    What’s your favorite bar or shop on Virginia Avenue?  Chances are it’s a two-story building that used to contain flats or rooms for rent on the second floor and stores on street level.  Virginia Avenue is full of rich history [&hellip ...

  • Flats Lost & Saved: Honorable Mentions Pt 2
    July 13, 2013, 1 Comment

    Is it a death sentence for a building if it doesn’t make the National Register? Not always. Continuing with the list of apartments from the last post, the remaining half of the list ends with three buildings standing, two demolished. [&he ...

  • Flats Lost & Saved: Honorable Mentions
    June 29, 2013, 2 Comments

    What happens to buildings that never receive historic protections?  Is it the kiss of death?  Interestingly, there is a list of ten buildings downtown in the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for apartments that are spe ...

  • Flats Lost: I-65 Construction
    June 15, 2013, 45 Comments

    Do you remember the Indiana highway construction of the 1960’s and 1970’s? Many apartment buildings, and even more homes, were demolished during the construction of I-65 – impacting all areas, but particularly Fountain Square and the ...

  • Flats Saved: Heier’s Hotel
    June 1, 2013, 2 Comments

    The Heier Hotel, located at 12-18 South New Jersey Street, is named after original owner Fred Heier. Heier had multiple business ventures, including Heier & Shea and Heier & Son. Heier & Shea, with partner John D. Shea, operated ...