• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: 1701 Gent Avenue

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide the history of who owned the property at 1701 Gent Avenue and the businesses that occupied it over the years?  ~ Jeff C. HI’s Answer:  For readers who may not be...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: The Esplanade Annex

    Reader’s Question: Our company has been renovating the Esplanade Annex for the past two-and-a-half years.  We are interested in learning a little of the building’s history, as well as who some of its past residents were.  ~ Christopher...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Cotton Family of Pike Township

    Reader’s Question: I am curious about the origins of the Cotton family, for two reasons.  First, Cotton Creek cuts directly across our back yard.  Second, members of the Cotton family are buried overlooking the creek in...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: The New Telephone Company

    Reader’s Question: What can you tell us about the New Telephone Company and the role the building at 152 E. 22nd Street played in Indianapolis telephone history? ~ Jeff Congdon HI’s Answer: Alexander Graham Bell...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Suzanne Stanis

    NAME:  Suzanne Stanis TITLE: Director of Heritage Education and Information FOR: Indiana Landmarks SINCE? 1985 ORIGINALLY FROM? Born in Winterpark, FL but moved to Indianapolis at age 2 YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Developing entertaining, educational...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania 8 Reasons to love Indiana Landmarks Center

    Top 8 Reasons I ♥ Indiana Landmarks Center 1. Yeah, it’s self evident: the place is gorgeous. From the roof line to the stained glass windows to the multicolored lighting to the newly named Place de...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Marsh Davis

    NAME: Marsh Davis TITLE: President & CEO, Indiana Landmarks SINCE? 2006 ORIGINALLY FROM? Lake County, Indiana. YOUR JOB DUTIES INCLUDE? Oversight of nation’s largest statewide historic preservation non-profit organization YOU WORK HOW MANY HOURS WEEKLY?...

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  • Posted in: A Room with a View President’s Room With a View: Indiana Landmarks

    What’s the view like for the President of the largest statewide preservation organization in the USA? See for yourself:   Or come marvel at this complex roof line this Saturday, July 14th  from 9am-2pm during...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Cornerstone

    Cornerstone. The cornerstone is one of the great features of any historic building. The cornerstone, typically literal in its presentation, is a major stone placed near the bottom corner of a structure. You may hear...

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  • Posted in: Heritage Steward Heritage Steward: Tina Connor

    Today we introduce a new (but long-dreamed of) weekly series that will acquaint you with local ‘stewards of history.’ From a wide variety of backgrounds, titles, and services performed, the goal is to inspire and...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Roof

    Roof. For today’s Building Language, let’s examine one of the most vital elements of a structure: the roof. I think it is safe to assume everyone knows what a roof is on a basic level,...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: A Hail Mary Saves Bush Stadium

    Surely you’ve heard by now: Bush Stadium is not going to be flattened, but rather, is going to be creatively integrated into a new complex of  “Stadium Lofts,” and in so doing, preserving a beloved...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Thomas Taggart Memorial

    Sunday Prayers- Thomas Taggart Memorial, Riverside Park Sticking to this month’s “Political” theme, I had to play this one again, Sam. There are plenty of buildings in our fair metropolis that are prayer-worthy, but at...

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