All posts tagged Steve Campbell

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April 7, 2014

Heslar Naval Armory Named For: Ola Fred Heslar, Chief of Naval Affairs for Indiana, U.S. Navy Reserves Ola Fred Heslar was born in Brazil, Indiana in 1891 and grew up in Brazil, Crawfordsville, and Indianapolis.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy […]

William H. Coleman Hospital

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March 31, 2014, 5 Comments

Coleman Hospital Location: I.U.P.U.I Campus Named For: William Henry Coleman   In 1927, William H. Coleman endowed the hospital for women, in memory ...

What’s in a Name – The Kemper, Pierson-Griffiths, or Wedding Cake House

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March 17, 2014, 2 Comments

Kemper House or (Pierson-Griffiths House) Location:  St. Joseph Historic District, Delaware Street Right Reverend. Jackson Kemper, Indiana first Epis ...

What’s in a Name: Lockefield Gardens

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March 10, 2014, No comments

Lockefield Gardens Location:  Downtown Locke Street: Erie Locke, Indianapolis City Councilman Before becoming market rate apartments, Lockefield ...

  • What’s in a Name: Murat Shrine Theater
    March 3, 2014, 1 Comment

    Murat Shrine Location:  Downtown Bir Murat, an oasis in the Nubian desert;  Joachim Murat, general in Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign. Murat, the name selected for the Shriner’s Temple at 502 N. New Jersey Street in Indianapolis, is ...

  • What’s in a Name: Barton Apartments
    February 24, 2014, 2 Comments

    Barton Apartments Location:  Downtown Mayor John Barton, 43rd Mayor of Indianapolis Barton was born in 1906 and graduated from Cathedral High School.  He earned an engineering degree from Purdue University.  He served in the U.S. N ...

  • What’s in a Name: Benton House
    February 17, 2014, No comments

    Benton House                                               Location:  312 S. Downey Ave., Irvington Allen Benton, president, Northwest Christian University (now Butler University) Benton Ho ...

  • What’s in a Name: Vajen Exchange Block
    February 3, 2014, 4 Comments

    Vajen Exchange Block Location: Wholesale District, Meridian Street- relocated from Pennsylvania Street, between Wabash and Market Streets John H. Vajen, Indianapolis businessman & Indiana’s Quartermaster General John Henry Vajen was b ...

  • What’s in a Name: Aston Inn
    January 27, 2014, No comments

    Aston Inn Location: 6620 N. Michigan Rd. George W. Aston, proprietor, Aston Inn When Michigan Road was the main thoroughfare that connected Lake Michigan with the Ohio River, the Aston Inn, owned by George Aston, was an important location f ...

  • What’s in a Name: Flanner House
    January 20, 2014, No comments

    Flanner House Location: Near Northwestside, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Frank Flanner, Indianapolis mortician and civic leader Flanner was born in a Quaker village in Ohio in 1854 and moved to Indianapolis when he was a young child ...