Then & Now: 1841 N. Delaware Street

Written by on June 6, 2013 in Then & Now - 7 Comments
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Milnor sisters

The Milnor sisters in 1909

Attics, storage trunks and second hand shops throughout Indianapolis and the world over have little gems like this awaiting discovery.

The provenance of and labels on old photos are key in determining where photo were taken. This photo once belonged to a young lady who attended Tudor Hall and lived on Delaware Street. Surprisingly, not at the home in the background of this photograph.

Finding the last names of various young ladies throughout the photo album who lived on Delaware Street, it made sense that some of the photos might have been snapped on Delaware Street.

After three trips up and down the street, I found the house above in the 1800 block of Delaware Street. Do you see how I was able to match this up?

Always captivating to ponder what life looked like in a time so long ago…

Delaware home

Same spot, 2013. Milnor sisters long gone…

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7 Comments on "Then & Now: 1841 N. Delaware Street"

  1. basil berchekas jr June 6, 2013 at 6:57 am · Reply

    Figured it out…excellent, TBB!

  2. Joe E June 6, 2013 at 9:55 am · Reply

    Love solving history’s mysteries like this one!

  3. Norm Morford June 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm · Reply

    Thanks, Tiffany. Let’s have more pictures of people with houses and other structures!

  4. Kevin J. Brewer June 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm · Reply

    Tiffany, you sure were patient going up and down Delaware St. looking for a piece of architecture matching the picture.

  5. ken williams June 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm · Reply

    So cool you could find a home with the same bay windows.

  6. Sharon Butsch Freeland June 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm · Reply

    It must have been Irene Milnor (born August 1892) who attended Tudor Hall, as Jessie Milnor (born September 1893) appeared as a senior in the 1912 Shortridge High School Annual: I could not find Irene in the 1910 or 1911 Shortridge yearbook.

  7. ByVonda Bauer-Thomas October 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm · Reply

    I am always crusing the net about Delaware street. My Great grandmother and her sisters lived at 76 South Delaware Street. Their parents were from Germany and they lived above the family business Kaufman Saloon. I find it interesting they raised 4 daughters above a saloon. Hope someday I can find a vintage photo.

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