• Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Red all about it!

    A third story addition, replacement windows, and a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference. Pertinent Address:  51st Block of Park Ave., Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Salt box roof on a third story addition???? *Park Avenue...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Trying to Make Moderne Classic

    When driving through a neighborhood of Bungalow, American Four Square, and Revival houses in Irvington, it completely shocked us to find this rare Art Moderne (Streamline Moderne) house on Bolton Avenue. No, it’s not a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Put Your Best Brick Forward

    Here’s a little excerpt of our discussion of this historic property. LUKE: Soooo…. How exactly would one rehab a property like this? MICHAEL: Honestly, the commercial addition is ‘historic’ in its own right, considering it’s...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Beware the Bungalarbor!

    Have you always wanted to see a post-war bungalow collide with a late 1990s arbor/screened-in porch/car port? Look no further! This Meridian-Kessler house in the 4500 block of Carollton Avenue will satisfy your curious architectural...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Watch Out Queen-Annes, There’s an Usurper to the Throne!

    While lost on our way to the Spades Park Library, we came across what was once a Queen-Anne duplex on Newman Street in Windsor Park. The original architectural details have been “upgraded” with arched windows,...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Commercial Building

    I love little neighborhood commercial buildings. As other readers have pointed out as well, we used to have these quaint neighborhood serving buildings just about every few blocks throughout the city. I am a little...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Poor Doors…

    Chanced upon this little gem north of Fall Creek . You can surely still tell that this poor doorway is confused and has been altered from its original incarnation. Other than that… If you are...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds- Southside?

    Ok, south side, you win, I give up: what IS this? A giant garage? For motorbikes? (Note the regular, person-size door). Is it Indy’s version of Vegas (no windows)? My furrowed brow and I have...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Praise the Roof

    3400 block of College – Wondering what this was in it’s previous life…? Update 7/8/2012- This building evidently collapsed today.  ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Send in the Clowns

    Well folks, I know the whole city is getting themselves all dolled up for the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, but I’m about to drop some bad news on you (or good news...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Frank Lloyd Wrong

    This prairie style* addition certainly adds a bit of architectural flair to this fine commercial structure.  Wouldn’t ya say? I believe that this was most recently a bar or club.  And if you ever happen...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: New Year’s Resolution

    My new year’s resolution for 2012 was to be one that I was actually going to keep for the first time in decades. I promised myself that never again would I poke fun at a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: ‘Tis the Season for Window Shopping

    Hope everyone had a nice holiday!  My granddaughter and I traveled to Chicago to do a little pre-Christmas window shopping along Michigan Ave.  Obviously such activities would not be as enjoyable if all of the...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Bonus Stocking Stuffer

    Since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I’d give a little extra this week and offer up a bonus WTH today. Behold!  I have found Santa’s Workshop!  Ho Ho Help Us.    ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Why Do We Hate the Window Edition?

    I don’t get it.  In my mind, windows can make or break the beauty of a house.  And I’m not just talking about stained glass, or leaded-glass, or 24-over-1’s or any other fancy-pants styles.  Plain old historic...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Stop and Smell the Flower Box

    Well that is beautiful. While the use of window flower boxes can be a great way to add a little splash of color and pizzazz to your home, I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to build it...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: It’s Not a Tumor

    This. Is. Unfortunate.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaTO8_KNcuo]...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Double Door Double Take

    You’ll have to pardon the slight blur with this image.  I’d like to blame it on my shaky old hands but to be honest, I was laughing so hard I’m surprised it turned out this...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Good Lord!

    Yikes!  What in the name of baby Jesus made them think this was a good idea? This year, I’m sure thankful that I don’t live here....

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Not Fit for Anyone

    I’m a Haughville fan.  Several of my favorite local restaurants are over in that general direction. Nice people. Strong community.  Over the years, they’ve been dealt a pretty bad hand.  But, they’re making a pretty...

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