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  • What was 38th Street like back when...
    Penny Post: Weather Report, 100 Years Ago
    August 24, 2016, 3 Comments

    Postmark: Indianapolis Ind   Aug 22 1916  9:30PM   Message: My dear sister: Aug 22. 1916. This is ___and I never got a letter from home. Can you account for that? I can’t. Don’t let it happen again. My “ground [&hel ...

  • Indianapolis Attractions According to the 1890 State Fair Guide
    Friday Fave: After 1890 State Fair, See This!
    August 19, 2016, 2 Comments

    Visitors from all over the state come to see and show at the Indiana State Fair. Check out the non-fair recommendations from the 1890 State Fair Visitor’s Guide–the last year before moving to its current location. “Visito ...

  • Then & Now: Indiana State Fair & Expo
    August 18, 2016, 3 Comments

    The location, scale and wares have changed, but the premise remains the same: gather Indiana’s best art, agriculture, science and industry for concentrated display and consumption. The State Fair is a coveted Hoosier tradition begun in 1 ...

  • Penny Post- Across the Street
    August 17, 2016, No comments

    Message on front: I am located across the street from here. Address here: 1441 Fairfield Ave. Indianapolis Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND   MAY 2 1944    3PM and Osborn Ohio   May 3 1944   7AM Message on back: Dear Mom, […]

  • Misc. Monday: State Fair, 1874
    August 8, 2016, 2 Comments

    Think about what it was like to attend the Indiana State Fair and Exposition before electricity was invented. Enjoy a couple of highlights, excerpted from an 1874 Indianapolis newspaper. “The center figure in W.L. Woods display is a m ...

  • 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 ...

  • HI Mailbag: 1701 Gent Avenue
    May 3, 2016, 4 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide the history of who owned the property at 1701 Gent Avenue and the businesses that occupied it over the years?  ~ Jeff C. HI’s Answer:  For readers who may not be familiar with its location, ...

  • Then & Now: Hawthorne School
    April 7, 2016, 1 Comment

    While it’s no longer called Nathaniel Hawthorne School Number 50, it still serves students today. Now the Providence Cristo Rey High School, the school has been through a few changes through the years. At the corner of Germania and ...

  • Friday Favorite: Brick Double, Fletcher Place
    April 1, 2016, 5 Comments

    There are so many special buildings and places to love in Fletcher Place, but this one is a standout, as it is so unusual compared to other homes in the area. The earliest listing for the property found in old […]

  • Then & Now: Independent Turnverein, 9th & Meridian
    March 31, 2016, No comments

    How lucky Indianapolis is that such detailed and well-crafted buildings still stand today–an unapologetic and ornate vestige of  yesteryear. This one, a magnificent red brick and limestone building started life as the clubhouse for ...