• Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Saved: the L’Avon

    What’s your favorite flatiron building downtown? This apartment building is a potential contender–one of the oldest apartment buildings in Indianapolis. Six years after the Blacherne was constructed, the L’Avon was built in 1901 at 615...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Ornament

    Ornament. I’ve realized I’ve thrown this architectural term around with some frequency without really analyzing what it means to the historic architecture of Indianapolis. Ornament is a broad term that applies to architectural detail that...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Turret

    Turret. Today’s Building Language term should be no stranger to fans of historic architecture in Indianapolis. A turret is defined as a small tower attached to a larger structure, typically found in the corner or...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Fractable

    Fractable. Want to impress your friends with your architectural lexicon? Next time you see today’s Building Language, explain to them this little known architectural term. A fractable is a raised coping on the end of...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: There Ain’t Nothin Like a Dame…

    …Especially a Queen Anne! Within the boundaries of King Park Area CDC,  check out these couple of shapely Queen Annes! I love nothing better than a beautifully restored Victorian with a great color scheme.  ...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: South Meridian Queen Anne- 3 blocks from Stadium

    Hard to believe there is real estate like this within easy walking distance/ view of Indy’s biggest stadium, but indeed, there is! I am a big fan of Queen Anne Victorians–especially with a turret! This...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Bargeboard

    314 North Park Avenue in Lockerbie Square with Two Bargeboards on Main Roof Bargeboard. Bargeboard is the term used for the elaborately decorated, often carved, wood boards attached along the edges of a gabled roof....

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  • Posted in: Editorial Victorian Home Inspiration

    It was discontinued for a time, but the more time I spend exploring Indianapolis, the more places I find that captivate me. Today’s example makes me smile. What is more beautiful than a lovingly restored...

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