All posts tagged Irvington

  • The Arlington Theater
    August 12, 2014, 6 Comments

    In between the days of the grand vaudevillian movie houses like the Circle and Indiana Theaters (now Hilbert Circle and Indiana Repertory) and the 23 screen multiplexs of today, small, independently owned theaters sprang up around Indianapo ...

  • Friday Favorites: The Battle of Irvington
    March 28, 2014, 5 Comments

    Drama Teacher? By all accounts, Miss Lydia R. Putnam, school mistress, was no push-over. In the fall of 1877, the quiet and comparatively upscale community of Irvington where Putnam made her home would soon be able to testify to her grit. ...

  • Saturday in the Park: Wonderland Amusement Park
    February 8, 2014, 2 Comments

    As Punxsutawney Phil scampered back to his lair, frightened by the sight of his own shadow, Mother Nature was preparing to dump this winter’s 44th inch of snow on our fair city.  Six more weeks of subzero temperatures and record [&hellip ...

  • In The Park: Ellenberger
    January 25, 2014, 11 Comments

    Indianapolis’s Irvington neighborhood, located five miles east of downtown, is a well-established community.  The quaint homes lining its streets have stood for decades.  Neighbors share conversation over breakfast at local eateries lik ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Horner-Terrill Home
    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 downtown to the corner of Emerson and Brookville. The home was still on my […]

  • The Thomas Askren House
    December 10, 2013, 6 Comments

    I have to admit, I am guilty of being too downtown-centric when it comes to thinking about Indianapolis’ historic buildings. Simply because there is a higher concentration of old buildings doesn’t make the rest of the county any ...

  • HI Mailbag: 411 Downey Enigma
    October 22, 2013, 6 Comments

    Reader’s Question:   My great-grandparents lived first at 411, then at 417, Downey.  I have a picture of my grandfather, perhaps 6-8 years old, standing in front of the home with his sister and mother.  On the back is written [&hel ...

  • The Arlington Theater
    May 14, 2013, 5 Comments

    In between the days of the grand vaudevillian movie houses like the Circle and Indiana Theaters (now Hilbert Circle and Indiana Repertory) and the 23 screen multiplexs of today, small, independently owned theaters sprang up around Indianapo ...