• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Indianapolis’ First Public Schools, Part Two

    Reader’s Question:  In your recent article on schools, I did not see any information about the Calvin Fletcher School.  Wasn’t it one of IPS’s earliest grade schools?  ~ Peggy H., Indianapolis HI’s Answer: In the previous Mailbag column...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Indianapolis’ First Public Schools

    Reader’s Question: What were the first public schools in Indianapolis, and where were they located?  ~ Ann F., Indianapolis HI’s Answer:  From the time non-native settlers began to populate the area that in 1821 became the City...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Arsenal Tech Trivia

    Bet You Didn’t Know…” Regardless of the side of town in which you live, if you’ve been in Indianapolis for a while you know some things about historic Arsenal Technical High School… A.K.A. “Tech” to...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Spanish Colonial Revival

    Spanish Colonial Revival. The Spanish Colonial Revival, or as it’s also known, Mission, is a revival style dating from the first decades of the Twentieth Century. Although there are not many Spanish Colonial Revival structures...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Monitor

    Monitor on Lone Hall, Arsenal Technical High School Monitor. A monitor is a raised section found straddling the ridge of a roof. The monitor commonly imitates the roof form of the primary structure, but includes...

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