• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: University of Indianapolis

    Reader’s Question: Can you tell me about the Garfield Park neighborhood? I know the University of Indianapolis is in the area, as well as the city park, but what is......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Indianapolis’ First Public Schools, Part Two

    Reader’s Question: In your recent article on schools, I did not see any information about the Calvin Fletcher School. Wasn’t it one of IPS’s earliest grade schools? ~ Peggy H.,......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: R. R. 9 in Five Points

    Reader’s Question: Can you tell me where R. R. 9 was in Five Points? Thanks, Gregory Cummings HI’s Answer: The area known as Five Points is approximately seven miles southeast......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: New Augusta

    Reader’s Question: Since moving back to Indianapolis, after living out west for a number of years, I have enjoyed rediscovering parts of the city I knew when I was growing......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne Stevenson (Part II)

    This week’s HI Mailbag column is a continuation of last week’s column. The December 3rd article discussed the locations in which Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne Stevenson lived during the early portion......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne Stevenson (Part I)

    Reader’s Question: What can you tell me about the homes in which Fanny Stevenson lived in the years before she left Indianapolis? ~ Christy S., Meridian Hills HI’s Answer: For......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Tab Recreation

    Reader’s Question: I played several different sports at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church back in the 1950s. I remember hearing that Tab’s recreation program was one of the oldest and largest church-sponsored......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: The Garfield Park Area

    Reader’s Question: Can you tell me about the Garfield Park neighborhood? I know the University of Indianapolis is in the area, as well as the city park, but what is......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Northside Chinese Restaurants

    Reader’s Question: Back in the Fifties and Sixties, my family sometimes dined at a Chinese restaurant called the Mandarin Inn, which was as well-known for its steaks as it was......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Residence at 3223 Washington Boulevard

    Reader’s Question: I love working in historic Indianapolis neighborhoods in my real estate transactions. I recently sold a property at 3223 Washington Boulevard. Can you tell me something about the......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Elusive Subjects

    This week’s column takes a departure from the norm. The Mailbag has received a few questions that I am not able to answer satisfactorily. I’ve kept these queries on a......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Parry Mansion in Golden Hill

    Reader’s Question: I’m curious if you know anything about the old Parry Mansion in Golden Hill. I cannot find a record of the house’s address, as most folks refer to......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Rhodius Park Area

    Reader’s Question: A friend of mine has asked me about the history of the Rhodius Park area, since she has just moved into a house across from the park. I......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Music Memory Contest

    Reader’s Question: I remember participating in a grade school activity back in the 1950s, called the Music Memory Contest. I haven’t heard of it for many years, so I assume......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Pentalpha Lodge

    Reader’s Question: In a couple of obituaries I’ve read, the people were listed as having been members of the Pentalpha Club. What was the significance and history of the group?......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Haverway Farm

    Reader’s Question: What can you tell me about Mary Stewart Carey’s Haverway Farm? Do you know how big the farm was originally? ~ Thanks, Steve P., Indianapolis HI’s Answer: For......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Hetherington & Berner

    Reader’s Question: The columns at the City Market have the name “Hetherington & Berner” imprinted on them. Did that company help build the facility? What is their story? ~ John......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Deaconess Hospital

    Reader’s Question: My 92-year-old neighbor told me that she was born in Deaconess Hospital. I had never heard of this institution before. I’m wondering if it still exists today but......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: H. Lieber Co.

    Reader’s Question: I bought a painting at an auction that has a tag on the back of it that says “H. Lieber Co.” What is the story of that company?......

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Lux Laundry Fire

    Reader’s Question: I have recently moved back to Indianapolis after living most of my adult life in Virginia. I still have vivid memories of a fire in a business near......

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