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March 31, 2016

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 the Independent Turnverein, on the northwest corner of […]

At Your Leisure: Last Train to Indy

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April 24, 2015, 4 Comments

Walking past the Romanesque Union Station can create some conflicting emotions. It is refreshing to see such a gorgeous building restored, when other ...

Sunday Prayers: Horner-Terrill Home

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December 15, 2013, 2 Comments

I had been thinking about the Horner-Terrill home all day. At work, I had been distracted— I’d allowed my mind to wander across the city, from dow ...

HI Mailbag: Mustard Family Properties in Washington Township

August 13, 2013, 4 Comments

Reader’s Question: Have you come across any information about Crown Hill Cemetery and the Mustard family?  My mother (age 92, with an excellent ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Dear Katherine …
    August 11, 2013, 6 Comments

    Dear Katherine, I hope this letter finds you. It was difficult to track you down. In fact, it was practically impossible. The directories listed you as “Catherine”—with a ‘C’—so I can only assume that this is you. … This is [& ...

  • Sunday Prayers: 131 N. Gladstone
    August 4, 2013, No comments

    I’m in the heart of Tuxedo Park, trying to remember what “Indianapolis Architecture” told me. My copy of the book, which is split-right-down-the-middle, described the Tuxedo Park area as “a middle-class area, not too ...

  • HI Mailbag: The Warren Apartments
    June 11, 2013, 7 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Can you tell me more about the early history of the Warren Apartments, what was there before the current building, and if anyone of note lived there?  ~ Jeffrey Congdon, Indianapolis HI’s Answer: The first ow ...

  • Sunday Prayers: 619 E. New York St.
    June 9, 2013, 9 Comments

    Homeowner Krsana Henry was devastated when she first walked through 619 E. New York St. Only weeks before, she had inherited the Italianate-style home from her mother, Emma Jean (Gina) Rotstein. Rotstein, as it were, had inherited the prope ...

  • HI Mailbag: Former Locations of Pike High School
    May 14, 2013, 15 Comments

    Reader’s Question: I live in Pike Township, and I have heard that the old Pike High School was located near 52nd and Lafayette Road.  There is a store that looks as though it’s built onto another old brick building at [… ...

  • Flats Saved: the L’Avon
    April 6, 2013, 9 Comments

    What’s your favorite flatiron building downtown? This apartment building is a potential contender–one of the oldest apartment buildings in Indianapolis. Six years after the Blacherne was constructed, the L’Avon was built in 1901 a ...