• Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now: Indiana State Fair & Expo

    Indiana State Fair and Exposition, 1873. Spanning Exposition Avenue (now 19th Street) between Hudson and Ogden (alleys immediately west and east of Alabama Street) Image: Indiana State Archives. The location, scale and wares have changed,...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: State Fair: September 17-22, 1888

    A few ads and other info from the State Fair program from the 1888 State Fair. Hotel English–before it consumed the entire northwest quadrant of the circle. General Fair information: 10 cents round trip on a...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ads: Herron-Morton Place Home Tour

    In honor of today’s Herron-Morton Place Home Tour, check out these two flyer advertisements from the 1970’s, when the neighborhood’s home tours first rolled out. Note the evolution in the neighborhood’s logo between 1977 and...

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  • Posted in: A Room with a View Room With a View: 2050 North Delaware

    It’s always fun checking out the views from within the confines of an historic home–the romantic in my inevitably ponders how much the streetscape has changed or remained the same in the past 100+ years....

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: 2000 Block of New Jersey Street

    I know, I know, I’m going to be accused of favoritism again, pulling from one of my favorite neighborhoods, Herron-Morton Place. *If you want to change that, please send your photo submissions to feedback (at)...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Former Block Mansion Site

    As mentioned earlier this week in the Preservation Denied: William H. Block Mansion article, we feature the building that replaced that historic mansion as this week’s WTH.  This ranch-style cinder block replacement was constructed as...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Ad: Morton Place Auto

    From the 1913 Blue Book comes this advertisement for the Morton Place Automobile Company, located at 1835 N New Jersey. The same location had started life as the Morton Place Stables, and today is a...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Entrepreneurs in Morton Place

    Let’s meet three Indianapolis business trailblazers and entrepreneurs. These three are connected through their creation of Morton Place (19th to 22nd Streets, Delaware, Alabama, New Jersey and west side of Central streets). These three businessmen had...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania 1928 North Delaware now…

    Check out a few photos of 1928 Delaware as it has been beautifully rehabbed by John Richardson. If every home had someone capable of such a loving and faithful restoration, what a beautiful place this...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Herron-Morton Place connection to California

    1928 N. Delaware St. before renovation Who doesn’t love learning about a home’s past and its former inhabitants. Usually the journey starts with someone wanting an “original” photograph of their house as it was when it...

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