• Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Beige Monopoly Hotel

    No need to drone on endlessly here: it’s beige; it’s tall; it’s got a steep-pitched roof. And a bare minimum of windows. If it were red, this would undoubtedly be mistaken for a real life...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: No Really.

    Remember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter cup commercial where some highly contrived set of circumstances would cause the bringing together of peanut butter and chocolate? See: The results are perhaps a trifle less palatable in...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Stone Cold (Whiskey Tango) Fox…

    Vinyl on top, stone on the bottom? The porch alterations look like tiny toothpick ‘columns’ shoved into a large stone boot … But then, onto the south elevation of the house and the bedrock story...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of…

    We’ve all seen plenty of these around Indy, a home or commercial building covered in Insulbrick. This one, on West New York Street looks as though it was once a store front–and despite its decrepit...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Won’t you (not) be my Neighbor?

    Something is missing here, and it’s not just windows. There’s got to be a back-story–perhaps some long, drawn out Hatfields vs. McCoys level animosity between neighbors? …Because wow: why would you remove most all windows...

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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: Darling, Do These Posts Make My Top Look Big?

    Not only does the wholly sided top above this porch look odd without some sort of window, the toothpick posts holding ‘er all up look like they may snap any second from the weight being...

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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: WTH WTH Weds: The Large and Small of It

      The building facade looks intact…   A nondescript commercial building…. Like many houses on this portion of Washington Boulevard, today’s property was repurposed for commercial use. However this building has been seriously transformed through a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: The Forbidden Cottage

    You haven’t stumbled across an ancient Chinese palace. It is a cottage in Fletcher Place, which happens to have a very imposing craftsman gateway structure. This wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, but the cottage is...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: The Odd Couple

    There is a cabin on the banks of a cool, clear, mountain stream fed by glacier melt, nestled among the firs. Deer frolic in the meadows.  All is well is here. Almost… except for that...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Rhapsody in a Kind of Blue

    Franco-Spanish Colonial Revival-Moderne anyone? We are stumped as to what is actually happening with this house, what is original, and the design intent. We can however, point out  key architectural characteristics evidencing some sort of...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: More Delaware Brick Issues…

    In bailing Michael out of jail for so-called ‘reckless driving’ on Delaware Street, we came by this beauty. The grey commercial building once had many beautiful arched windows. These have since been bricked in and...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: You’ve got mail and…

    We felt there wasn’t something quite right about this house. It’s the mailbox isn’t it? Pertinent Address: 5100 Block of College Avenue...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: A Rail of a Tale

    We can only imagine the next thing on the to-do list: Buy a vinyl porch railing. Pertinent Address: 2200 Block of Capitol...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Poor Doors…

    Chanced upon this little gem north of Fall Creek . You can surely still tell that this poor doorway is confused and has been altered from its original incarnation. Other than that… If you are...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds- Southside?

    Ok, south side, you win, I give up: what IS this? A giant garage? For motorbikes? (Note the regular, person-size door). Is it Indy’s version of Vegas (no windows)? My furrowed brow and I have...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Praise the Roof

    3400 block of College – Wondering what this was in it’s previous life…? Update 7/8/2012- This building evidently collapsed today.  ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Send in the Clowns

    Well folks, I know the whole city is getting themselves all dolled up for the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, but I’m about to drop some bad news on you (or good news...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Frank Lloyd Wrong

    This prairie style* addition certainly adds a bit of architectural flair to this fine commercial structure.  Wouldn’t ya say? I believe that this was most recently a bar or club.  And if you ever happen...

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