• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: The Sidewalks of Randolph Street

    Reader’s Question: I lived all my childhood in the 2400 block of S. Randolph St.   On every corner was the name of the street in the sidewalk.  But on our street it said Nelson.  I know there is...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Lux Laundry Fire

    Reader’s Question:  I have recently moved back to Indianapolis after living most of my adult life in Virginia.  I still have vivid memories of a fire in a business near my family’s home, when I was about...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Discovering Alfred M. Glossbrenner

    When my great grandfather, Alfred M. Glossbrenner, died on November 13, 1938, at the age of 69, The Indianapolis Star ran his obituary the very next day. The obit was on the front page, above the...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Mustard Family Properties in Washington Township

    Reader’s Question: Have you come across any information about Crown Hill Cemetery and the Mustard family?  My mother (age 92, with an excellent memory!) has always “recited” a family fact that, “Uncle Walter married the...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Red all about it!

    A third story addition, replacement windows, and a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference. Pertinent Address:  51st Block of Park Ave., Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Salt box roof on a third story addition???? *Park Avenue...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Beware the Bungalarbor!

    Have you always wanted to see a post-war bungalow collide with a late 1990s arbor/screened-in porch/car port? Look no further! This Meridian-Kessler house in the 4500 block of Carollton Avenue will satisfy your curious architectural...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Imperial Roofing Tiles in Meridian Kessler

    This was a nifty find–and advert for Imperial Roofing Tiles, offices in Chicago and New York, featuring the home of E. E. Crane of Indianapolis, George & McLucas, Architects. So much the niftier that the...

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