• Posted in: Then & Now L.S. Stockman Drug Store, 501 N. Illinois Street

    The L.S. Stockman Drug Store on the northeast corner of Michigan and Illinois Streets as it appeared in 1908. Image: Bass Photo Co. Collection, Indiana Historical Society   People who live or work downtown are...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Pave Paradise…

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Location: 1400 block Pennsylvania, formerly occupied by Peyton Wells Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself: is this compatible or incompatible, good or bad, worthy or unworthy...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Paving Over The Past

    (photo by Dawn Olsen) The intersection of South and Delaware streets wasn’t exactly paradise … but it was paved and made into a parking lot. Several parking lots, in fact. Though the lots are used...

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  • Posted in: A Room with a View Room With a View: State Employee Parking Lot

    It seems unfair that there are parking structures with this magnificent a view! Love our State House!...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then and Now: George Alig, Sr. House 1608 Park Ave.

    ser·en·dip·i·ty [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] noun 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune; luck As a photographic researcher, part of my job is to help people or companies find and license photographs for books, movies, exhibits, or personal research. Subjects range from the...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Indianapolis Then and Now: NW Corner of Capitol Avenue and Ohio Street

    This opulent late Queen Anne Victorian building, which was located north of the Indiana State House, has received little attention in historic circles, yet photographs commonly draw strong reactions. People either love it or they...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Lots–I

    One of the most common WTH’s that we find are the cases where we think, “What the hell, they tore down that for this???” Quite often, this reaction is caused by the “this” being a...

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