• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Wood Lawn and Fletcher Place

    Reader’s Question:  I am interested in the history of Wood Lawn, Calvin Fletcher’s farm.  By all accounts, the Fletchers came to Indianapolis in the 1820s, and the land that had been their home was known as Fletcher...

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  • 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: 411 Downey Enigma

    Reader’s Question:   My great-grandparents lived first at 411, then at 417, Downey.  I have a picture of my grandfather, perhaps 6-8 years old, standing in front of the home with his sister and mother. ...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: 302 N. East Street

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide me with any background on 302 North East Street?  We’d love to share its story with potential future occupants.  ~ Jeff C., Indianapolis   HI’s Answer: The land on the northwest...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Residence at 429 East Michigan Street

    Reader’s Question: Whenever I park on Michigan Street near the Athenaeum, I always notice the whitewashed building at 429 East Michigan Street. It seems older than the buildings around it, for some reason. It’s just...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Rose Window

    Rose Window on Union Station, 39 Jackson Place Editor’s Note: We  thank outgoing BL contributor Connie Zeigler for her prior contributions and  are pleased to welcome Raina Regan to our team of contributors. Check out a...

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