• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: 411 Downey Enigma

    Reader’s Question:   My great-grandparents lived first at 411, then at 417, Downey.  I have a picture of my grandfather, perhaps 6-8 years old, standing in front of the home with his sister and mother. ...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Residence at 3223 Washington Boulevard

    Reader’s Question: I love working in historic Indianapolis neighborhoods in my real estate transactions.  I recently sold a property at 3223 Washington Boulevard. Can you tell me something about the history of the area and of...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Location of Duncan Street

    Reader’s Question: I’m trying to locate Duncan Street.  It is mentioned in Howard’s Indianapolis Directory for 1857; there is a copy of this book on Archive.org.  I can’t seem to find a map that shows Duncan St.  ...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy The Prolific and Innovative Marmon

    1929 Marmon Roosevelt The Nordyke & Marmon Company later known as Marmon Motor Car Company was prolific and innovative from its start in producing automobiles.  Since the firm’s founding in 1851, it was known for...

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