All posts tagged building

  • Sunday Adverts: Saving for a Rainy Day
    April 3, 2016, 2 Comments

    Name of Business: Fidelity Trust Company Date of Advertisement:  April 1, 1956 Neighborhood:  Midtown Service Provided: Banking Notable:  The Fidelity Trust Company began banking in Indianapolis in 1909, with William Fogerty serving as t ...

  • Sunday Adverts: For that Easter Bonnet
    March 27, 2016, 1 Comment

    Name of Business: African Ostrich Feather Company Date of this Advertisement: March 26, 1916 Location:  State Life Building, Fourth Floor Neighborhood: Downtown, Wholesale District 15-23 East Washington Street Service Provided: Millinery ...

  • Sunday Ads: Shaping a Skyline
    March 20, 2016, 1 Comment

    You can always count on being inundated by a small forest’s worth of furniture advertisements in the Sunday newspaper. These days, acquiring that perfect furnishing may involve driving to a sea of strip malls in all four corners of t ...

  • Sunday Ads: Barney’s at The Lincoln
    March 6, 2016, No comments

    Ever wonder what Alexander Ralston would say if he strolled around downtown Indianapolis today? What was once a precisely planned city has been slowly butchered throughout time. The broad, diagonal streets that angled towards the Circle, ...

  • Sunday Ads: Selig’s
    February 28, 2016, 6 Comments

    When thinking of Indy’s shopping legacy, many often think of longtime Indy institutions L. S. Ayres, William. H. Block, or Wasson’s. While those venerable names are still remembered fondly by many today, other retailers offered simi ...

  • At Your Leisure: On Tour
    February 19, 2016, 3 Comments

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Many a couple enjoyed a romantic dinner downtown on the holiday of love. Wonder what options you might have had in years past? In the Seventies, you had several options for skyscraper dining, including [ ...

  • At Your Leisure: Hamming it Up
    February 12, 2016, 4 Comments

    Indy natives believe that Shapiro’s is the first, last and only name in delicatessen dining. First timers may walk away disappointed, however, if they are craving a certain pig-filled sandwich. No Kosher deli worth its salt would carry ...

  • At Your Leisure: Snack Time
    January 22, 2016, 5 Comments

    An unfortunate fact about downtown Indianapolis streetscapes is the “missing teeth” in what was once a picture-perfect urban smile. Suburbanization took its toll, particularly in the once bustling retail districts. One stretch that rem ...

  • At Your Leisure: At the Skating Rink
    January 15, 2016, 3 Comments

    Winter has arrived. Perhaps it is the unreliability of consistent winter weather or the lack of topography that make winter sports in Indianapolis more of a passing fancy than a passion. Still, many Hoosiers enjoy strapping on a pair of [&h ...

  • At Your Leisure: At the Y
    December 11, 2015, 1 Comment

    As the ribbon is cut on the sparkling new YMCA in downtown Indianapolis, many youthful downtown residents are eagerly awaiting spacious new digs to serve their fitness needs. The “M” in said organization stands for Men, and prior to the ...