• Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Lost: Lorraine Building

    The Lorraine Building, an extended-stay hotel constructed in 1891, was located at 201 West Washington Street. The location was incredibly desirable even from the beginning, because of its proximity to the current State House (completed...

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  • Posted in: Vintage Flats Flats Lost & Saved: Northwest Quad

    The St. Clair, built at 107-109 West St. Clair Street in 1899, is a true example of a flat saved then lost.  According to the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for apartments and...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Italian Renaissance

    Italian Renaissance residence on North Meridian Street at 46th Street Italian Renaissance. Another revival style found in Indianapolis is the Italian Renaissance – which draws its details from traditional Italian architecture. American architects in the...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Stucco

    Stucco. Stucco is a type of plaster applied to the exterior of buildings. Stucco is a historic building material that traces its roots from ancient architecture. In historic American architecture, stucco is found on a...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Oxeye Window

    Oxeye Windows, The Wilson, 643 Fort Wayne Avenue Oxeye Window.The oxeye window (also known as an œil-de-bœuf) is a small, elliptical window, typically with four keystones at the four points. The oxeye window frequently appears...

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