• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Boulders Alongside Fall Creek

    Reader’s Question: There once were two large boulders on the shore of Fall Creek, just west of College Avenue.  Bronze plaques were embedded in the boulders, commemorating two drowning victims.  Was there once a swimming beach at...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Arsenal Park

    Just one block east of where the Monon Rail Trail meets 46th Street, you’ll find Arsenal Park.  The 13-acre neighborhood park at 1400 East 46th Street was originally named Haverford Park, since Haverford Avenue forms...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Bertha Ross Park

    Today we head north from our last featured Watkins Park,  on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, to Bertha Ross Park, at 3700 North Clifton Street.  Indianapolis purchased this twelve-acre green space in 1925 to provide...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Watkins Park

    The crack of a baseball bat; the screech of the referee’s whistle; the cheers of an excited crowd.  These are a few of the sounds of spring in Indianapolis and there’s no better place to...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: The Monon Rail-Trail

    Springtime brings blooming trees, March Madness, and longer days to Indianapolis.  It also means increased traffic at one of Indy’s most popular parks, the Monon Rail-Trail.  You may not think of the nearly 17-mile paved...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Alice Carter Place

    “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” could be the slogan for Alice Carter Place in Midtown Indianapolis. Though small in size, this green space is a picturesque gateway to the North Meridian Street Historic District....

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Ellenberger

    Indianapolis’s Irvington neighborhood, located five miles east of downtown, is a well-established community.  The quaint homes lining its streets have stood for decades.  Neighbors share conversation over breakfast at local eateries like The Legend. It...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Origin of the Name of Kessler Boulevard

    Reader’s Question: My husband (an Austrian citizen) was asking about the origin of the name of Kessler Boulevard.  I could not tell him, but I said it was surely named after some prominent man in...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Hammond’s Grove

    Readers’s Question: Over the years, I’ve picked up a couple of postcards showing “Hammond’s Grove.”  Can you tell me what this place was and where it was located?  ~ Evan Finch, Indianapolis  HI’s Answer: The name...

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