• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild

    Reader’s Question: My daughter-in-law recently became a member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Could you provide some history of the organization and its activities? ~ Carol C., Carmel     HI’s Answer: St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is an Indianapolis area volunteer...

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  • Posted in: At Your Leisure At Your Leisure: Theater Under the Stars

    Butler students clowning around on the stage of the newly completed Brown Theater in 1955. (Image: Butler University) Life just seems better outdoors. During summer months, it is always enjoyable to eat dinner on one...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Tarkington Park

    Welcome to Tarkington Park!  The 10.32-acre neighborhood park is found near the intersection of 39th and Meridian Streets.  The Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood on Indianapolis’s old northwest side is rich with history.  It draws its name from...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Mustard Family Properties in Washington Township

    Reader’s Question: Have you come across any information about Crown Hill Cemetery and the Mustard family?  My mother (age 92, with an excellent memory!) has always “recited” a family fact that, “Uncle Walter married the...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: The Home That Gave Way to Tarkington Tower

    Reader’s Question:  When I was growing up in the Butler-Tarkington and Meridian-Kessler neighborhoods, there was a home on the northwest corner of 40th and Meridian Streets.  It was demolished sometime in the mid-1960s to make...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Balustrade

    Indiana War Memorial, Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, Balustrade along staircase to second level. Balustrade. Today’s Building Language term is commonly used as part of the architectural vernacular and an item ubiquitous around Indianapolis. The...

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