• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Origin of the Name of Kessler Boulevard

    Reader’s Question: My husband (an Austrian citizen) was asking about the origin of the name of Kessler Boulevard.  I could not tell him, but I said it was surely named after some prominent man in...

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  • 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: Historic Miscellania The Golden Hill Totem Pole

    Site of the Golden Hill Totem Pole – Photo by Ryan Hamlett Spring has sprung around Indianapolis, especially so surrounding the former site of the Golden Hill Totem Pole on Indy’s Northwest side. The neighborhood...

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