All posts tagged commercial

  • Sunday Ads: The King of Buicks
    August 28, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Monarch Buick Date of Ad:  August 23, 1936 Location:  958-1002 North Meridian Street, Midtown Years of Operation: 1934-1970 Notable: Monarch Buick was one of the longest running Buick dealers in Indianapolis. Started by Connec ...

  • Sunday Ads: The Start of One Stop Shopping?
    August 21, 2016, 2 Comments

    Business:  Wm. H. Block and Company Date of Ad:  August 15, 1926 Location:  Block’s Department Store, Southwest corner of Market and Illinois, downtown Indianapolis Years of Operation: 1874-1987 Notable: While strolling the cavernous e ...

  • Sunday Ads: Antiseptic Refrigeration? A National Craze
    August 7, 2016, No comments

      Business:  National Furniture Company Date of Ad: August 6, 1916 Location:  335-343 West Washington Street, downtown Indianapolis Years of Operation: 1899- 1958 Notable: The dog days of summer has everyone looking for a way to coo ...

  • Sunday Ads: We’ve Got You Covered from Head to Toe
    July 31, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Gerritt A.Archibald Company Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown: 38 East Washington Years of Operation: 1905- 1910 Notable: Gerritt Archibald came to Indianapolis in 1896 via Chicago after working in the wholesale h ...

  • Sunday Ads: From Fidelity to Infidelity
    July 24, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Aetna Insurance Company Date of Ad:  July 26, 1862 Location:  Downtown, 21 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1859-2011 Notable: The Aetna Insurance Company began insuring Hoosiers way back in 1859 and erected this ...

  • Sunday Ads: Life (Insurance) In Indianapolis
    April 24, 2016, 1 Comment

    Name of Business: Indianapolis Life Date of Advertisement: April 24, 1966 Neighborhood:  Midtown/ North Meridian Street Service Provided: Life Insurance, Disability, Annuities Years of Operation: 1905- 2009 Notable: The Indianapolis L ...

  • Sunday Ads: Sin From Last Century
    April 17, 2016, No comments

    Name of Business: The Empire Theater Date of Ad: April 13, 1913 Date Established: 1892 Neighborhood: Downtown Notable: Promising a bevy of pretty and sprightly girls, the star attraction, Zallah, featured her own company. A review from Geor ...

  • Sunday Ads: More Than Just Jewelry
    April 10, 2016, 1 Comment

    Business:  Goodman Jewelers Date of this Advertisement:  April 12, 1959 Location:  30 West Washington Street Neighborhood:  Downtown Goods:  Jewelry and more Years of Operation: 1949-1999 Notable: Believe it or not, swimsuit season is ...

  • 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 ...