All posts tagged Steve Campbell

  • What’s in a Name: Spruance Basin
    January 13, 2014, 3 Comments

    Admiral Spruance Basin Location: Downtown, north end of canal Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, U.S. Navy Raymond Ames Spruance was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 3, 1886, to Alexander and Annie Spruance, but grew up in Indianapolis. He gra ...

  • What’s in a Name: The Blacherne
    December 30, 2013, 4 Comments

    The Blacherne Location: Downtown Named after:  Suburb of Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) The Blacherne was the first luxury high-rise apartment building in Indianapolis.  It was developed by General Lew Wallace, the famous Indiana m ...

  • What’s in a Name: Davidson Street
    December 9, 2013, 1 Comment

    Davidson St. Location: Downtown, Cole-Noble Catherine & Alexander Davidson, daughter and son-in-law of Gov. Noah Noble Alexander Davidson was born to a prominent Virginia family around 1823. His father was Andrew Baker Davidson, born in ...

  • What’s in a Name: Moller Road
    December 2, 2013, No comments

    Moller Rd. Peter “Chris” Moller, Wayne Township area landowner Peter “Chris” Moller was a Danish immigrant born in September 1856 and who emigrated to the United States in 1882. Moller owned land along present-day ...

  • What’s in a Name: Michigan Road
    November 25, 2013, 1 Comment

    Michigan Rd. Lake Michigan Built in the 1830s as one of Indiana’s first major highways, the Michigan Road was the original pioneer trail connecting central Indiana with Lake Michigan to the north and Madison to the south. In the 1820s, [& ...

  • What’s In a Name: Mollenkopf Road
    November 18, 2013, 4 Comments

    Mollenkopf Road John J. Mollenkopf Sr., early settler Mollenkopf was born in Germany in the 1790s and moved to Baltimore County, Maryland in 1821 where he became a paper maker.  In 1825, he married Julianna Painter, and the couple woul ...

  • What’s In a Name: Pentecost Road
    November 11, 2013, No comments

    Pentecost Road William B. Pentecost, early landowner, Franklin Township Trustee William Pentecost was an early property owner in Franklin Township.  He was born in in 1832 to Thomas and Elizabeth Pentecost and married Nancy Jane Maxie in 1 ...

  • What’s in a Name: Moore Road
    November 4, 2013, 1 Comment

    Moore Road Tolbert Robert O. Moore, early landowner Once known as the “Tolbert Moore Free Gravel Road,” Moore Road was the main route from Traders Point to Zionsville.  It was name for Tolbert Moore, who likely paid for and main ...

  • What’s In a Name: Mitthoef(f)er Road
    October 28, 2013, No comments

    Editor’s Note:  As you will note in this article, the name of the road is spelled both “Mitthoeffer” and “Mitthoefer.”  The correct spelling is explained in an earlier article – HI Mailbag: Mitthoeffer ...

  • What’s In a Name: Oliver Avenue
    October 21, 2013, No comments

    Oliver Avenue John Holliday Oliver, dean Indiana Medical College & early landowner The land surrounding Oliver Ave. was once owned by Dr. John Holliday Oliver, a professor of surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He al ...