All posts tagged Old Northside

  • Former First Friends Church, Old Northside
    April 30, 2013, 2 Comments

    The former Friends Church building at 13th and Alabama in the Old North Side has had a busy year so far. The nearly 120-year-old roof finally gave way this past winter, collapsing and exposing the historic church to the elements. […]

  • Indianapolis Then and Now: 200 block of E. 16th Street
    April 11, 2013, 7 Comments

    Sixteenth Street, at one time a dirt road known as Tinker (and later 7th) Street, is undergoing revitalization and promises to once again become a commercial corridor for the two neighborhoods that it borders: Herron-Morton Place and the Ol ...

  • HI Mailbag: First Kroger Store in Indianapolis
    February 12, 2013, 46 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Someone told me that the Kroger at 16th and Central was the first Kroger store in Indianapolis. Is that true? LOL. ~ Lynn Molzan, Old Northside   HI’s Answer:  I assume you are referring to the Kroger store at 524 ...

  • A Room with a View – Eden-Talbott House
    January 22, 2013, 3 Comments

    Sweet buttery biscuits, it’s cold outside. Scraping away an iced up window from a Delaware Street apartment building revealed the Eden-Talbott House, now home to a local law firm. Just north of 13th on North Delaware Street, the Ed ...

  • Building Language: Dormer Windows
    November 27, 2012, 2 Comments

    Dormer Windows. A dormer window is a window that projects out from a sloping roof, vertically placed, featuring its own structure with sides and a roof. The dormer window may feature a small gabled end over the window depending on [… ...

  • Heritage Steward: Libby Cierzniak
    November 16, 2012, 5 Comments

    NAME: Libby Cierzniak TITLE: In my day job, I’m an attorney and a lobbyist. But in my free time, I write the Indianapolis Collected articles for HI and serve on the board of the Old Northside Neighborhood Association. SINCE? I’m ...

  • Building Language: Festoon
    October 16, 2012, 1 Comment

    Festoon. Recently, I covered the term ornament as it pertains generally to historic architecture. Today’s Building Language is a specific type of architectural ornament that is certainly fun to say! A festoon is ornament representing a s ...

  • Building Language: Bay Window
    October 9, 2012, 1 Comment

    Bay Window. The bay window is a favorite feature of mine on historic buildings. A bay window is a set of windows that project out from the primary wall of the structure, creating an alcove within an interior room. Bay […]

  • Building Language: Ornament
    October 2, 2012, 1 Comment

    Ornament. I’ve realized I’ve thrown this architectural term around with some frequency without really analyzing what it means to the historic architecture of Indianapolis. Ornament is a broad term that applies to architectural detail th ...