All posts tagged preservation

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September 13, 2016

  When last RWAV headed west, we visited Central State Hospital’s Administration Building in the middle of its restoration and transformation into “Central State Mansion” by Reverie Estates. In the short time that has past, the Mansion is now a vibrant […]

Misc Monday: Preservation One Artifact at a Time

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April 20, 2015, 1 Comment

Ever wonder the worth of that old painting collecting dust in the depths of your attic? Or have you always had the feeling that your grandmother’s h ...

In the Park: A Baaaaa-a-a-d Idea Turned Good

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February 21, 2015, No comments

  The Indianapolis Parks system history is filled with delightful stories of united communities, honored heroes, and family fun. But there are a ...

In the Park: Skiles Test Nature Park

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November 15, 2014, 3 Comments

Just across the street from Woollens Garden you’ll find another of the city’s most primitive parks, Skiles Test Nature Park.  There’s no better ...

  • In the Park: Woollens Garden
    November 1, 2014, 3 Comments

    The northeast section of Interstate 465 is one of Indianapolis’s busiest roads.  Travelers speed through it on their morning commute, perhaps unaware that one of the City’s most picturesque parks lies beneath this road, just south of F ...

  • Penny Post: The Old Marion County Courthouse
    March 5, 2014, No comments

    When Charles Bookwalter began his second term as Mayor of Indianapolis in 1906, he made it a priority to build Indianapolis a City Hall. For the previous 30 years, the second Marion County Courthouse was also home to Indianapolis city [&hel ...

  • Indy Indie Artist Colony, the Former St. Regis
    January 28, 2014, 2 Comments

    It seems that everywhere you look, there are new, high-end condos and apartments springing up in and around downtown Indianapolis. As transportation costs rise, the time for a resurgence in downtown living has come. However, for those in th ...