• Posted in: WTH WTH: Hello, Dolly.

    This poor baby is so altered and top heavy and  that Dolly Parton immediately came to mind…a pre-rhinestone version, of the bubbly crooner, of course. We love Dolly too, but it’s not often a piece...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: No Entry

    Simple and modest homes can be fab, often better than the gaudy gargantuan ones, but then come the alterations. Admiration turns to curiosity to the squinting eyebrows and finally here to “WTH?” Evidently, you are...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Vinylphant

    Vinylphant? Yeah, it’s a new word. What do you call the proverbial pink elephant in the room when it’s really a dismal vinyl box in a neighborhood? We’re proposing: Vinylphant. The look of vinyl is...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Stop the Muddling

    “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.” So said Bob Ross, who—through The Joy of Painting—taught techniques and positive thinking. His work was never muddled; his paintings were a balance of light and...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Suffering Symmetry

    If School House Rock had created a series of songs about architecture in addition to numbers, science and America, there would have surely been one about symmetry in design. It’s been said that beauty is...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Bad Prospect

    While in the Fountain Square area, I came across this polyglot.   By all appearances this was a turn of the century house at one time.  The porch does not exist anymore, and by the...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Have Mercy on this Building

    This little gem is located *correction* WITHIN the boundaries of the Chatham Arch Historic District.  Pretty much all of the architectural details are hidden by the aluminum(?) siding, but you can still (somewhat) imagine what...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then and Now: Indianapolis Remodeling Company, 1422 N. Kealing Avenue and 1028 Windsor Street

    As tastes and mores change, it is easy to judge past generations. Why didn’t they save the English Hotel and the old Marion County Court House? How could so many people have joined the Ku...

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