Thursday

Then and Now Ever wondered how a building or property has evolved over time? Indianapolis, Then and Now contrasts what was in one geographic location versus what exists in the same place now, along with some background on the place.

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8 Comments on "Thursday"

  1. Iva S Smith January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm · Reply

    I am looking for a house that once stood at 1024 E. Market Street. A friend who is now 87 lived in the rental property when she was young. It was an old Victorian home and very large. I wanted to find it and give to her as a present. I believe there is a business at the site now. The house she described was very beautiful. You might be able to point me in direction since I have checked everywhere. Thank you.

  2. Sonnie Nolting owens September 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm · Reply

    I moved away from Indy in 1966 after living there my whole life and I’ve often wondered a out The German School that I think was located on Market Street. My father attended it thru the 8th grade. I remember seeing it while still living up there; but, when I visited a few years back I couldn’t find it. Anybody know anything about it? I really enjoy reading about “my hometown”. Thanks and keep up the good work and effort.

    • Steve Koepper October 24, 2015 at 11:10 am · Reply

      The school was Trinity Lutheran School, 26 N. Arsenal Avenue. It closed at that location in June 1958. I was in the last class to graduate from there. They built at 8540 E. 16th Street and are still there. Our cook back then was “Aunt” Minnie Nolting. She lived on New York Street, I think, and she used to wait on her front porch after school and watch for the school bus to go by so we could wave at her. Surely you are somehow related…

  3. john November 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm · Reply

    Sonnie: The old “German” or Luthern school you are looking for is located on N. Arsenal Av. Just south of Market Street, The school was moved tears ago and the building is now occupied by a business. (or it was the last time I was in the old neighborhood. There was also an old German social club on the south side of E. Washington Street between Oriental and Arsenal, sits back from the street. Good Luck

  4. Bill Mullenholz January 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm · Reply

    That “old German social club” was/is the Indianapolis Liederkranz. It is still there and is an active Sangerchor or singing society. At one time, there were several like it in Indianapolis.

    • Steve Koepper October 24, 2015 at 11:12 am · Reply

      And we are still going strong, Bill. The Indianapolis Liederkranz was founded in 1872. A Damenchor was added in 1998. Loesje Chandler is our director. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings: Ladies at 7:15 pm and men at 8:15 pm. New singers welcome! No auditions!!

  5. Jon Burroughs May 16, 2014 at 10:48 am · Reply

    In 1967, the Tech German Club went with Frau Underwood (our German teacher sponsor) to the German Social Club where we view the silent version of “Faust.”

  6. Jeanne Ford July 14, 2015 at 10:38 pm · Reply

    I am looking for information and pictures of the hotel that was in downtown Indianapolis in the location of Indianapolis Plaza. It was a hotel, then it was torn down, and it was a parking lot before becoming the Plaza. Jap Jones was the owner. I would appreciate any help you could give me.

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