• Posted in: Bicycles, Editorial International Cycling History Conference in Indy

    If you monitor this website now and then, you will know that new content hasn’t been added for quite some time, while I work on a book about Indianapolis wheel history. And when I say...

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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: Editorial HI….jinks

    Hi Friends and Fans– My name is Tiffany and I am the captain and cruise director here at “H.I.” I would like to sincerely thank every reader, contributor, commenter, sponsor, donor, newsletter subscriber, social media...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Happy Holidays! And thank you list

    Hi Indianapolis History Lovers! First of all, we want to wish all our readers safe and happy holidays! Next: we have had issues with a few components of the website (map, log-in) and the elves...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Behind the Scenes at HI: Optimistic Talk

    If you didn’t yet know, we’ve cracked the door open to an awesome new….weekly HI newsletter. We want to make sure our loyal readers don’t miss out on new ways to fall in love with...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Behind the Scenes at HI

    Hi Friends, Fans and Readers: If  you have ever wondered about any behind-the-scenes/ inner-workings of HI, this will be your chance. Two things: I’d like to share an invitation to the public launch of Plan...

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  • Posted in: Editorial 5 Fave Things My Neighborhood Taught Me About Life

    Looking from Herron-Morton Place to Old Northside I arrived from California 10 years ago with a list of attributes my dream house would have, scribbled in a small moleskin notebook. I left my native state...

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  • Posted in: Editorial HI Indy Lovers- Changes Afoot at HI

      Hi there HI loves~ Want to know what the heck is going on here on the HI-Line? Last week, our server had a power outage that had all sites they host down for almost...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Community Involvement? The New Year’s Resolution Starter Kit

    We’re all for switching things up now and then, and since our friends over at SmallBox have launched a month of blog ‘prompts’ for December 2012, (called “Think Kit”– you can search for hash tag...

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  • Posted in: Editorial How To Make History…Fun

    With apologies to those who prefer our usual smorgasbord of variety, I hope everyone has learned something about the Indianapolis City Market this week. Our facebook page will also return to our regularly scheduled programming....

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  • Posted in: Editorial New Year’s Revolution

    Yep, you read that right. This year at HI headquarters, it’s not so much about a resolution as a revolution–as in overthrowing the way something has been done. What’s that, then? Of course, we’d love...

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  • Posted in: Editorial 10 Reasons Fountain Square Would Be My Next Indianapolis Neighborhood…

    Fountain Square is the closest thing to a preserved microcosm of historic Indianapolis we have–a mix of neighborhood serving commercial, surrounded on all sides by plenty of residential options. Who wouldn’t love having a home...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Victorian Home Inspiration

    It was discontinued for a time, but the more time I spend exploring Indianapolis, the more places I find that captivate me. Today’s example makes me smile. What is more beautiful than a lovingly restored...

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  • Posted in: Editorial James Whitcomb Riley, The Landlord?

    2100 block of Pennsylvania, Riley’s Rental? Today is James Whitcomb Riley’162nd s birthday which brought to mind a Herron-Morton Home in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania that has a paddle with the years “1892-1908” and...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Georgia on My Mind: An Opinion

    Ray Charles refuses to stop serenading this evening, so in sharing the impetus, perhaps I can move on to another track. (all due respect for his talent, much love and may he rest in peace)....

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  • Posted in: Editorial Top 10 Reasons to Live Here- Part II

    If you missed last night’s post, a.k.a. the first 5 of the top 10 reasons to live within King Park Area, check out the previous post. And probably should have mentioned that these 10 are...

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  • Posted in: Editorial Top 10 Reasons To Live Here- Part I

    “And may I leave my corner of the world better than I found it.” Anonymous Leaving a corner of the world better, (or a defined geography of many blocks, in this case) is what a Community Development Corporation...

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  • Posted in: Editorial It’s all connected; We’re all connected…

    Some of us see the world from what might be considered an ‘unorthodox’ perspective. Every encounter conjures curiosities or questions about the connections awaiting discovery and evidence that all people, places and things are connected...

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  • Posted in: Editorial An Old Sweetheart of Mine, Virginia Keep Clark

    James Whitcomb Riley, Hoosier poet and the spark that started my life down a most rewarding path… It all started with this book and its title page. Yesterday’s holiday brought this title to mind… Howard...

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