• Posted in: Historic Miscellania Public Transportation in 1940 Indianapolis

    “Car and Bus Routings and Stops, Downtown” All aboard the time machine again…let’s head back to Indianapolis of 1940 to look at how we were maneuvering to and from home and downtown. This map is...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Connection: Court & Crown Hill

    East entrance to Crown Hill designed by beloved Indianapolis architect, Adolph Scherrer Yes, that’s right, folks. Connections abound here, and what fun it is to figure them all out. Take a close look at the...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now Off 16th

    Fredonia Allen started Tudor Hall at 16th and Meridian and the school moved multiple times, it seems. Tudor Hall eventually merged with Park School, which had started as Brooks School For Boys. Copied this off...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania State Fair 1885 Poster

    If you look on the bottom half of the image above, you will see the main Exposition Building (constructed in 1872) when the State Fair took place in what was to become Morton Place. Subsequently,...

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  • Posted in: Editorial This Moment is History in the Making

    image: from The Recorder Collection, Indiana Historical Society  HistoricIndianapolis.com was conceived to contribute to the local community by creating new points of connection from old places, people and events. Since this website primarily focuses on the...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now: Capitol and Washington, Southeast Corner

    From Bass Photo Collection, Indiana Historical Society Former building on Southeast corner of Capitol and Washington. One of many properties under the huge Hyatt Hotel complex between Capitol Avenue and Washington, Maryland, Illinois and streets...

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  • Posted in: General, Then & Now Then & Now: Ardmore Apartments

    Ardmore Block, 1936. Image courtesy: Bass Photo Co. Collection, Indiana Historical Society Preservation month may be over, but on this website, its a point of passionate advocacy at all times. Another one of Indy’s long-forgotten...

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  • Posted in: General 5 Indy Hotels You’ll Wish You’d Seen

    Above: The Grand Hotel in 1937 (Indiana Historical Society, William H. Bass Photo Company, #237,900) It goes without saying that the Claypool would be at the top of the list, but we just covered that...

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