As I have given Indianapolis Then and Now slide presentations through the years, along with author Nelson Price and photographer Garry Chilluffo, this particular set of photographs has drawn the biggest response. We know that not every house can and should be saved. Cities grow and property needs change. Structural condition and limited finances prevent restoration. Sadly, Victorian architecture went out of style. But the contrast of this beautifully wooded homestead to the current bland commercial building and underused concrete parking lot often elicits a collective groan from the audience as it is hard for many of us to understand how past generations let so many architectural gems meet the wrecking ball.