• Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Being an Urban Pioneer, Being the Change

    Future home buyer Aaron visits a North Square property in need of rehabilitation. Aaron, who is interested in purchasing and reviving a vacant home, has turned to Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) for aid in...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Dear Katherine …

    Dear Katherine, I hope this letter finds you. It was difficult to track you down. In fact, it was practically impossible. The directories listed you as “Catherine”—with a ‘C’—so I can only assume that this...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: 131 N. Gladstone

    I’m in the heart of Tuxedo Park, trying to remember what “Indianapolis Architecture” told me. My copy of the book, which is split-right-down-the-middle, described the Tuxedo Park area as “a middle-class area, not too near...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: 2015 N. Senate Ave.

     We meet again, plywood. Once more you grace the windows of an aged Victorian. Though you mark a property as uninhabited, you blend into the beige paint. I hardly notice you. No, I pay heed...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: 931 Elm St.

    It’s a quaint neighborhood, one of green grass and fenced yards. One where neighbors wave and wish each other a hearty “Good morning.” One with trees, with color, with renovations (and even a couple new...

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