All posts tagged Victorian

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March 29, 2015

Colonel Mustard… in the Library… with a Button Hook. Wait. What’s a button hook?  Long before the invention of spandex and Velcro, our ancestors wore a number of button-up garments, such as shoes, dresses and gloves. A Victorian era lady could […]

In the Park: Picnic Time

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May 31, 2014, No comments

There’s nothing more relaxing than wiling away a warm summer afternoon in the park.  With nearly 200 parks in the greater Indianapolis area, you’ ...

Friday Favorites: Culture Club

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December 6, 2013, 1 Comment

Propylaeum Treasures The location we now call the Indianapolis Propylaeum, located at 1410 North Delaware Street in the Old Northside District, began ...

Sunday Prayers: 2015 N. Senate Ave.

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July 7, 2013, 13 Comments

 We meet again, plywood. Once more you grace the windows of an aged Victorian. Though you mark a property as uninhabited, you blend into the beige pa ...

  • A Room with a View – Eden-Talbott House
    January 22, 2013, 3 Comments

    Sweet buttery biscuits, it’s cold outside. Scraping away an iced up window from a Delaware Street apartment building revealed the Eden-Talbott House, now home to a local law firm. Just north of 13th on North Delaware Street, the Ed ...

  • Building Language: Festoon
    October 16, 2012, 1 Comment

    Festoon. Recently, I covered the term ornament as it pertains generally to historic architecture. Today’s Building Language is a specific type of architectural ornament that is certainly fun to say! A festoon is ornament representing a s ...

  • Building Language: Ornament
    October 2, 2012, 1 Comment

    Ornament. I’ve realized I’ve thrown this architectural term around with some frequency without really analyzing what it means to the historic architecture of Indianapolis. Ornament is a broad term that applies to architectural detail th ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Indy’s Belle Epoch
    July 15, 2012, 1 Comment

    Ok, I’m stretching it just a bit- the Belle Epoque is more 1871-1914 France, while the Victorian era is 1837-1901 England. The Victorian Society in America uses 1837-1917. Whatever the years, they were long ago and have less and less ...

  • Room With a View: 2050 North Delaware
    March 13, 2012, No comments

    It’s always fun checking out the views from within the confines of an historic home–the romantic in my inevitably ponders how much the streetscape has changed or remained the same in the past 100+ years. This view is looking nor ...

  • Favorite Fridays: Wishard Estate
    March 9, 2012, 11 Comments

    For those of us who are overly sentimental and who also happen to live in historic homes, it seems a common practice–maybe even a point of pride–to refer to the home not with the surname of the current owner, but […]