• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: 1215 Kessler Boulevard East Drive

    Reader’s question: There is a large white frame house on Kessler Boulevard, a couple of blocks east of the Monon Trail, that I have admired for years.  It appears to be much older than the homes...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Haverway Farm

    Reader’s Question: What can you tell me about Mary Stewart Carey’s Haverway Farm?  Do you know how big the farm was originally?  ~ Thanks, Steve P., Indianapolis  HI’s Answer: For readers who may not be...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Four Winds Estate

    Hidden Indy: the Four Winds Estate, now a private residence tucked into a suburban neighborhood of impressive homes. 8140 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis Now parceled and parsed out for the purpose of building what most...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite Spot in Washington Township

    Don’t blink as you drive north on Westfield Boulevard from 86th street or you will miss Al Wood Place. The Curious Case of Al Wood Place (and other Washington Township Mini-Miracles) Occasionally history isn’t about...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Ravenswood

    Reader’s Question: I have a lot of family history in Indiana, but in Indianapolis the only area I know my family has been in for a while is Ravenswood.  Any chance you have some history on...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Millersville Memories

    Mills, Mayhem and Masons… Oh My! The village of Millersville is located on the border of Washington and Lawrence townships in northeastern Marion County. It is roughly defined by Kessler Boulevard, 56th Street, Emerson Way, Fall Creek...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Sherwood Forest

    Scrapbooks of the Forest 1959: It was a different era, though many readers will remember it well. It was a time before the conveniences of the Internet and social media, when people were social in real...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites What Exactly is… Nora?

    Defining “Nora” is a little bit like nailing jello to a tree: slippery, frustrating and inefficient. However, today we persist! Regardless of whether you describe the Far-Northside Indianapolis location (generally considered to be contained within Meridian...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Indianapolis Then and Now: Northwood Drive-In, 9075 N. Meridian Street

    Every few years I get a call from some alumni group desperately seeking photographs of their favorite drive-in restaurant for a 50th reunion booklet.  The Blue Ribbon, the Igloo, Jack & Jill’s, Northway’s, the Tee...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: North Meridian Street and Meridian Hills Boulevard

    Reader’s Question:  On the northwest corner of North Meridian Street and Meridian Hills Boulevard, there is a wooded lot surrounded by a fence.  There were maybe two buildings on an aerial photo from 1962, but...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: House at 75th and College Avenue

    Reader’s Question: Do you have any history on the house on the SW Corner of 75th and College?  ~  Ed Alexander, Indianapolis HI’s Answer: The house that’s located on the southwest corner of E. 75th and N....

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