• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: House of Carts

    House of Carts… Carriages… Cars… If you’ve followed HI articles in the past few weeks, you already know that HI just celebrated it’s 5th birthday at the newly-renovated Parry Mansion in the Golden Hill neighborhood. HI...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Prest-o-lite

    What would become known as the Prest-o-lite Battery Company, Inc., in this 1941 advertisement began as the Concentrated Acetylene Company, a business venture between James Allison, Carl Fisher, and P.C. Avery.  The business originated in...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Marmon Motor Car Co.

    The Marmon Motor Car Company, featured here in a HI article from 2012, began as a manufacturer of millworking equipment in 1851.  In 1851, the company was named the Nordyke, Ham, and Company and was...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Sutton-Garten Co.

    In 1916, Ray Garten met Charles R. Sutton in Chicago, Illinois, when Garten was transferred from Indianapolis to Chicago after Union Carbide bought Indianapolis-based Prestolite.  Owned by prominent Indianapolis residents James Allison and Carl Fisher,...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: W.F. Rupp & Co. Merchant Tailors

    William F. Rupp was born in 1829, and entered the tailoring business in 1861.  In 1872, Gustav Rosberg, who arrived in the United States from Sweden just a few years earlier in 1869, began his...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: House Movers, 1897

    Considering the recent ‘to-do’ over the planned demolition of approximately 2,000 Indianapolis structures and the desire by some of us to explore other options before we eradicate more of our (potentially restored) historic homes and...

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