• Posted in: Then & Now Indianapolis Then and Now Revisited: The Empire Theatre, 126 Wabash Street

    With at least three active burlesque troupes in Indianapolis, we seem to be in the midst of a burlesque revival. While the average person equates burlesque with strippers, the art form started in the late 17th century as...

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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: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Woodland Cemetery

    Reader’s Question: Would you have any information about a cemetery that once existed on the east side of Indianapolis, called Woodland Cemetery? ~ Mike B. HI’s Answer:  Although the name “Woodland Cemetery” ceased to exist nearly a century ago,...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: (Wheeler) Rescue Mission and Home

    While not for a business or a service, this postcard from around the turn of the 20th Century advertises another of Indianapolis’ long-standing organizations.  While not bearing its founder’s name yet, this advertisement indicates the...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then and Now: Empire Theatre, 126 Wabash Street

    With three active burlesque troupes in Indianapolis, we seem be to in the midst of a burlesque revival. While the average person equates burlesque with strippers, the art form started in the late 17th century...

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