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November 20, 2016

Business:  Stationers  Date of Ad:  March 11, 1956 Location:  Downtown, 38 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1932-1997 Notable: Before Office Depot or Staples there was a local leader in office supplies. The family owned company opened in 1933. Two […]

Sunday Ads: We’re All Nuts

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November 13, 2016, No comments

Business:  Morrow’s Nut House Date of Ad:  December 30, 1945 Location:  46 West Washington and various downtown locations Years of Operation: 193 ...

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Friday Fave: Indy loves vets

November 11, 2016, No comments

Hoosiers will never be said to lack in appreciation for the veterans and heroes who have served our nation. Beam with pride wherever you encounter a v ...

Sunday Ads: Your Savings Store

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November 6, 2016, No comments

Business:  S.S. Kresge and Company Date of Ad:  October 28, 1923 Location:  Downtown, at the southwest corner of Washington and Pennsylvania Years ...

  • Sunday Ads: Nifty Needles!
    October 23, 2016, No comments

    Business:  G.C. Murphy and Company Date of Ad:  December 10, 1920 Location:  Downtown, 33 North Illinois Street Years of Operation: 1906- 2001 Notable: Before K-Mart, Wal-Mart and the plethora of big box retailers, there was G.C. Murphy ...

  • Sunday Ads: Music to Your Ears
    October 9, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Wilking Music Company  Date of Ad:  October 13th, 1940 Location:  120 East Ohio Street, near Massachusetts Avenue Years of Operation: 1922-1995 Notable: For over 70 years, Wilking Music Company was the place to go if you want ...

  • Sunday Ad’s: We’ve got you! Hook, Line and Sinker
    October 2, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Hook’s Drugs Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Various Locations, Originally Prospect and East (demolished) Years of Operation: 1900- 1994 Notable: What was once a household name across Indiana had humble roots. Started ...

  • Sunday Ads: Be a Good Sport!
    September 25, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Em-Roe Distributors Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown – 209-211 West Washington Street Years of Operation: 1913- 2015 Notable: Em-Roe’s, founded in 1913 by Lee Emmelman, was the leading name in sporting go ...

  • Sunday Ads: Big Man on Campus
    September 11, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Harry Levinson Date of Ad:  August 18, 1966 Location:  Downtown, Northeast corner of Market and Illinois Years of Operation: 1905- 1995 Notable: Many can probably still hear the radio jingle “Harry Levinson is the place” i ...

  • 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 ...