• Posted in: WTH WTH is going to happen to this one? (Please let there be a happy ending)

    I have long loved this building on the southwest corner of 16th & College. I know the most recent owners were applying to demolish this a few months ago and were denied by IHPC (thank...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds- near Fountain Square

    Been doing a little end of the year tidying within the myriad photos on my computer and found this shot I took in May of this year. No clue what it’s looking like now, but...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds- Crazy cracky house on Kessler

    I think maybe someone was smoking something when they started building this palatial atrocity. One of my besties lives right around the corner and I was pretty gobsmacked when I first saw this architectural gem....

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: After the fire?

    This magnificently restored home looks across the West Drive esplanade to… …This. A beautiful autumn day on the West Drive esplanade I’ve featured one of these before, but it happens all over: a structure catches...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds-Capitol & St. Clair- A disturbance in ‘The Force’

    A few months ago I was cruising down Capitol and before my eyes, unfolded a sight that conjured the movie Star Wars. Was it a slick piece of modern architecture, I eyed? Perhaps a magnificent...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds…even in Golden Hill?

    It’s funny how some places retain legendary status regardless of time. (I learned that first hand when I stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria a couple of years ago, but that’s a WTH for another day.) I’d...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds–Shame on Salvation Army

    Front view, 234 E. Michigan Street, bet the view of downtown from the 2nd or 3rd floor is awesome… I am officially OVER it…the destruction and greed and poor examples of entities that are operating...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH WedS: Destruction and Ignorance and Arrogance…OH MY!

    Just as a Victorian era inhabitant of Indianapolis may have done, I am taking a brief respite from the local scenery to visit a nearby hamlet you have no doubt visited yourself: Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ve...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Where have all the original windows gone?

    Yes, step right up folks and take a gander at one of the most common offenses marring our fair city’s landscape–the retrofitted windows. I have just gotta say: “WTH?!” Recognize me? Conveniently located adjacent to...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: 13th & Delaware Streets…

    Oh yeah, THIS is soooo much better than… I know some of you will maintain it was the former County Courthouse, English’s or some other building, but my #1 “What the H*ll?!” in the destruction...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: County Courthouse vs CCB

    This may be a little more “HOW the H*ll?” than “WHAT the h*ll?” What a loss! I’ve said this before, but when I see one of these glorious old buildings, raped and forlorn, it makes...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Meridian, the most desired address?…

    Or in this case, perhaps not. Meridian Street below Fall Creek in the early 1900s had the longest list of Who’s Who addresses in the city. Holliday. Coffin. Claypool. Chatard. Lilly. Rink. The list goes...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Gatling Gun Club

    Followers of this website and the companion facebook page have psychic abilities, somehow knowing this building would inevitably be featured on a WTH Wednesday. Remarkably intuitive, these Historic Indianapolis lovers…From basic Italianate house to gauche...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: The Antelope Club

    I hate to be trite, but in this instance, it is warranted: I have trouble deciding if I like the iron balcony, vinyl siding or the obscenely sized satellite dish better…Perhaps the fellas of this club...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: 1609 North Capitol Avenue

    WTH? How could someone think of tearing this down? Who doesn’t have a fondness for the sweet little commercial building at the northeast corner of 16th and Capitol Streets? Most people call it the old...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds – 2021 N. Delaware St.

    With this lovely and inspiring spring and its various hues, I started contemplating how color choice impacts our review of a structure. In this particular case, there are other issues as well, but I have...

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  • Posted in: WTH Introducing: WTH Wednesday

    Introducing : WTH Wednesdays Taking a cue from the National Trust’s YIKES features (post note: this originally had a link to those features, but all traces of the series has been wiped from online archives),...

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