• Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Lost: Memorial Plaza

    The Chalfant, Courtesy Bass Photo Co Collection, Indiana Historical Society Have you admired the Indiana World War Memorial lately?  Or walked through Obelisk Square or University Park?  Before the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza was...

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  • Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Lost and Saved: The Lower Canal

    Before the Canal District we know of today, the one filled with contemporary art, public spaces, statues, and monuments, the canal functioned primarily for businesses – water supply, waste removal – along downtown’s west side....

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  • Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Lost: The 300 Block of North Street

    The Arlington, Marina, & Clarina Flats circa 1905 Courtesy Bass Photo/Indiana Historical Society If you ask anyone to list a few important or eye-catching buildings downtown, I’m sure you would hear the Murat Theater and...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Noble Flats

    Have you seen this building? College Avenue just north of Michigan Street. Looks like it has seen better days, doesn’t it? Haven’t verified the exact date of this cool apartment building, but have found many...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now: 919 North Pennsylvania Street

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever breezed through the 900 block of Pennsylvania without noticing much around you. Looks like the originally designed balcony is not what you’ll see here today. In any case, compare the rendering...

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