• Posted in: DeJa Vu Deja Vu Tuesday: Would a Hoosier by any other name smell as sweet?

    In a rare display of bipartisanship during a campaign season otherwise marked by epic ugliness, Indiana’s two U.S. senators recently banded together to take on the entrenched bureaucracy in Washington’s all-powerful Government Publishing Office. Earlier this month,...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Leonard Street

    Leonard St. Location: Near East side, Running North-South Named for: Caroline L. Leonard, landowner Leonard Street runs through what was a residential development known as “CL Leonards Barth Heirs Addition.”  CL Leonard is believed to...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Bellefontaine

    Bellefontaine St. Location: Near East side, Runs North-South Indianapolis & Bellefontaine Railroad;  Bellefontaine, OH The Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad was Indiana’s second railroad line and once ran along Massachusetts Ave. and south along the current...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Barnhill Drive

    Barnhill Drive Location:  Downtown, IUPUI campus Named For: Robert Barnhill, early settler Robert Barnhill was one of the first white men to settle in Marion County, arriving March 6, 1820. Barnhill was born February 28,...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Barnes Avenue

    Barnes Avenue Location:  North Indianapolis Albert A. Barnes, president, Udell Works Albert Barnes was a businessman who owned land in the area around Barnes Avenue.  He donated the land and money in 1889 to the...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Patterson Street

    Patterson St. Location:  Downtown, IUPUI Named For: Samuel J. Patterson, early settler and brick maker Samuel Patterson was born to Robert, who hailed from Maryland, and Annie Elliot, Virginia naive.  The couple moved to Kentucky,...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Meikel Street

    Meikel Street was named for local brewer John Meikel.  Meikel was born in Nassau, Germany in 1814 and married to Mary Weaner Meikel, who was born in Germany in 1820.  She moved with her family...

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  • Posted in: What’s in a Name? What’s in a Name: Aqueduct Street

    Aqueduct St. Location: Central Canal-Fall Creek aqueduct     The Central Canal through Indianapolis was originally a part of what was supposed to be a statewide canal system.  The path of the canal ran through...

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