This was a nifty find–and advert for Imperial Roofing Tiles, offices in Chicago and New York, featuring the home of E. E. Crane of Indianapolis, George & McLucas, Architects. So much the niftier that the home still stands on Washington Boulevard, presumably as part of the historic Meridian Kessler neighborhood. This 1927 advert showcases the multi-colored roofing tiles, and since I’m not keen on trespassing on private property–well, certainly night when there is a high probability of being caught, anyway, I couldn’t discern from the street whether or not that same tile is in place. If it is, it’s sure faded in the past 80+ years. It’s always fun to see Indianapolis featured in the national ads–well, I guess we’ll have plenty of that in the next few weeks, eh?
How cool is this!
I’ll bet you could have gotten some access if you had taken the ad up to the door and rang the bell.