• 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: Taste the Rainbow

    Gleaming in the distance, you might not be able to tell what it is… While this column doesn’t tend to offer commentary on paint colors–that bei much more personal and an individual matter of taste...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: The Blizzard Edition

    All the blizzard talk got us thinking about highly fortified domiciles–and what will protect dwellers from one unsavory element will work against many. This little number on Boulevard shares similarities of many WTH’s: disproportionately small...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate

    The vinyl, wood awning, mismatched windows and missing windows (up top) aren’t cute. But……Form of: Hot Mess Ever see some sort of personal ornamentation (makeup, clothing, hair, perfume) and think ‘Wow, it can’t get much...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Missed a Step

    Have you ever been walking down a bunch of steps–maybe carrying something that obscures your view– and you think there’s one more step, but there isn’t? That awkward/ miscalculated step feeling is what comes to...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Neopolitan Spice

    This little feast for the eyes immediately brought to mind a box of Neopolitan ice cream…you know, three different flavors sandwich stacked, one on top of the next. Maybe there’s a Neopolitan School of Architecture...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Just Add Wart Remover

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: The Oakland Arch

    Location: Oakland Street  ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Deformed Twins

    Located on East New York Street...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH on Belle…fontaine

    Location: Bellefontaine Street...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Mystery on Holmes

    How apropos that this mysterious domicile should stand on a street name that evokes everyone’s favorite Victorian sleuth. Not sure Sherlock himself would have gotten to the bottom of this one, though. Ever pass a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Ginormous on Jefferson

      What is going on here? -Window openings have been altered with a scale too small for the size of the home -Windows have been removed and/or covered– note there is no rhyme, reason or...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Bad Prospect

    While in the Fountain Square area, I came across this polyglot.   By all appearances this was a turn of the century house at one time.  The porch does not exist anymore, and by the...

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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: Will the Real Historic Home Please Come Forward?

    Boarded windows notwithstanding, notice any other issues?...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH? Gone Fishing?

    You can see that something’s amiss here, can’t you? Above image featured in February 2011. Yep. WTH is on hiatus as we look for a contributor to continue the most popular (and most contentious) series...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wes: Cantilevered Catastrophe

     Editor’s Note: This is the last post by the Luke & Michael duo, and if some other brave soul is interested in helping continue this feature, please email: feedback@historicindianapolis (dot) com – would love to...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Dormer Domination

      It’s hard to really describe style-defining characteristics of this house, considering the façade-obscuring shrubs and trees. As near as we can tell this house’s style is Black Forest Revival. What we can see from...

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