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December 22, 2016

Hi Friends and Fans! It has been quiet on the front side of our website for a little bit, but not on the inside! Elves have been working like mad to get a new, more user-friendly (and web-responsive) website together, […]

Deja Vu Tuesday: A flood of first-time female voters

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November 8, 2016, No comments

107 years ago yesterday, a 70-year-old woman from Indianapolis named Mary E. Nicholson made history as one of the first females – if not the fir ...

Deja Vu Tuesday: 1835 letter sheds light on worst legislative fiasco in state history

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October 11, 2016, 1 Comment

In an old Saturday Night Live sketch, a rugged frontiersman named “Johnny Canal” travels to the White House in 1820 to pitch his idea of c ...

Then and Now: 1924 North Delaware Street

October 6, 2016, 1 Comment

In the 1900 block of Herron-Morton Place: This was once home to a man who served as Corporation Council for the City of Indianapolis (from 1918-1922), ...

  • Then & Now: Laycock Manufacturing
    September 22, 2016, 3 Comments

    Recognize this view? If you frequent the canal, it will look familiar, as a view from Bugg’s Temple. Ever wonder what may have preceded the current shiny newer business buildings? For this site, it was once “The Industrial Build ...

  • Deja Vu Tuesday: A Tree Falls in Indy
    September 19, 2016, 2 Comments

    Pioneer leader James Blake was a man of many firsts.  During the early years of the 19th century, he brought the first piano to Indianapolis, built the first plaster and frame house, opened the first mill, started the first charity, and ...

  • Penny Post: Going Down Was so Pleasant
    September 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    Postmark: BLOOMFIELD, IND   MAY 23 1910   12  M Message: Bloomfield, Ind.  May 22, 10. Do you recognize this building. This is where the “going down” was so pleasant. Did you have a nice trip to the “Home” ? I ...

  • Must Have Book: Indianapolis Then & Now
    Then & Now Bates McGowan
    September 1, 2016, 1 Comment

    Hard to imagine as you whiz northwards on Delaware Street, that what today looks like this : used to look like this: Check out the archived extensive article about 1305 North Delaware Street to learn more about this captivating mansion.

  • Fall Creek Boulevard
    Penny Post: It is Great Here
    August 31, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: Indianapolis  Ind    May 12 1909   3:30PM Message: Say it is great here. Enjoying it fine. Addressee: Miss Laura Guess, Horton, Kans (Our) Post Script: It IS pretty great here, especially along this lovely boulevard–than ...