Then and Now: 1924 North Delaware Street

Written by on October 6, 2016 in Then & Now - 1 Comment
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In the 1900 block of Herron-Morton Place:

1924 N. Delaware (photo: Tiffany Benedict Browne, 2012)

This was once home to a man who served as Corporation Council for the City of Indianapolis (from 1918-1922), Samuel Ashby and his family. They were next door neighbors to the William H. Block family; you can see part of the porte cochere of the Block mansion on the left in this photo.

The home was part of the original Morton Place (19th – 22nd, Delaware to west side of Central) and now part of Herron-Morton Place (16th to 22nd, Pennsylvania to the west side of Central). This single-family home was carved into apartments in the 1920’s, as so many of the large Victorians were.

 

Ashby Home, circa 1920s. (Image: collection, Tiffany Benedict Browne)

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This (1898) Sanborn map shows the west side of the 1900 block of Delaware Street. 1924 N. Delaware was 1912 N. Delaware until circa 1911. (Image: IUPUI Digital Archives)

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One Comment on "Then and Now: 1924 North Delaware Street"

  1. KurtL January 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm · Reply

    Interesting. Look at the steps to the sidewalk. The total number differs. Apparently, the street (and curbline) was raised sometime between the dates of these photos.
    Plus, I would have assumed that the front porch was original. It isn’t, neither the roof facade at the steps nor the porch supports. The railings are kind of a sad come down from the originals, too.
    And, the windows in the middle of the second floor were changed out for something newer (and perhaps more standardized).

    Isn’t this in a historic neighborhood? I wonder if all the changes were effected either prior to such a designation, or were done without permits?

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