• Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Millersville Memories

    Mills, Mayhem and Masons… Oh My! The village of Millersville is located on the border of Washington and Lawrence townships in northeastern Marion County. It is roughly defined by Kessler Boulevard, 56th Street, Emerson Way, Fall Creek...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: What’s In Store?

    What’s in Store for the Historic General Store at Millersville? While chatting with a friend on a Facebook page devoted to local history buffs just a few weeks ago, I was introduced to a photo of...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Union Chapel Cemetery

    The Union Chapel church and cemetery grounds 1929. Click to enlarge picture. Established 1822 Located at 8306 Union Chapel Road in the Nora area of Indianapolis, Union Chapel cemetery and its nearly 11,000 graves (some...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites The Accidental Fireworks “Show” of 1926

    The Newby gas station and general store once stood at the very rural southeast corner of Westfield Road and East 86th Street in the days before Indianapolis claimed the area. Newby Gas Station and General...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Sherwood Forest

    Scrapbooks of the Forest 1959: It was a different era, though many readers will remember it well. It was a time before the conveniences of the Internet and social media, when people were social in real...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites What Exactly is… Nora?

    Defining “Nora” is a little bit like nailing jello to a tree: slippery, frustrating and inefficient. However, today we persist! Regardless of whether you describe the Far-Northside Indianapolis location (generally considered to be contained within Meridian...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites The Consolidated Building (aka Lemcke Annex)

    When you see a stately old building in a vintage postcard, do you wonder (with furrowed brow) if the building still stands? This venerable old brick and terra cotta edifice, née the Lemcke Annex, was an addition...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorites: The American Building

    The University Park Building, The Architects and Builders Building and the American Building (2013) 333 N. Pennsylvania Street Some people you never forget. Some places you miss like old friends. Such was the case with...

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