All posts tagged Historic Indianapolis

  • Sunday: Refreshment Delivered to your Door
    September 4, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Robert’s Dairy  Date of Ad:  September 2, 1956 Location:  4201 Millersville Road Years of Operation: 1877-1988 Notable:  Do you remember home milk delivery? Until refrigeration and supermarkets, most folks received daily d ...

  • 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: State Fair: September 17-22, 1888
    August 14, 2016, 1 Comment

    A few ads and other info from the State Fair program from the 1888 State Fair. Hotel English–before it consumed the entire northwest quadrant of the circle. General Fair information: 10 cents round trip on a street car? If only those ...

  • 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 ...

  • Penny Post: Baby Girl Arrived
    June 22, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: February 22nd, 1913 Message: Dear Edna, Baby girl arrived at our house yesterday morning it weighs 10 lbs naked.  With love, (ans soon) Florence. Address: Miss. Edna Startin Wanamaker, Ind R.R. #33, Box #79 Penny for Your Thought ...

  • Penny Post: I Can’t Come Up Yet
    June 15, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: September 28th, 1909 Message: Dear Friend, I got your card O.K. I would like to have that place up there but I can’t come up yet for 2 weeks.  I don’t suppose you can wait that long so I […]