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This week’s submission is courtesy of avid HI reader, Richard Johnson, who spotted this house on East 10th Street.  While this house may not look all that interesting or offensive, the reader noticed something a little fishy going on with this one:

These aren’t boarded over windows. A close examination shows that they’re affixed to the siding itself, and not over any kind of window frame or usual architectural feature. These painted rectangles seem to be there solely to create the illusion of windows. No windows, doors, and no mailbox or mail slot either.

I drove by to snap a quick photo but I didn’t have time to stop and do a close inspection for myself.

While I can appreciate the lack of a mailbox – No Chase, for the 14,000th time, I’m not interested in opening a damned bank account or signing up for a credit card– something bizarre is going on here.  Check out the Google Map Street View.  What is this place? What are they hiding?

You know, unless I was a door-to-door door salesman, I’d probably skip this house and move on to the next place.

Thanks for the submission!  Keep ‘em coming.  The weirder, the better.

Do you know of a property that should be included in WTH Wednesday? Email Eugene at wth@historicindianapolis.com and let him know.

4 responses to “WTH Weds: Seriously, What the Hell?”

  1. Clyde R Cottrell Jr says:

    Look at the Google Street view. Then click a couple of times to move the view westward down the street to 1380 E 10th – where you can just see what’s behind that big tree in front of our WTH house… There’s a house next door that is set back off the street – with fake door and window cutouts just like this one (or at least all boarded over…)! Odd…

  2. Eamonn says:

    Looking at Bing’s “Birds Eye View” it appears that this structure, the one to it’s right (set back) and the house on the alley are part of a “complex”… Perhaps this is the real “Undisclosed Location”

  3. Miriam says:

    Meth house?? How truly bizarre!

  4. N Jamerson says:

    Has anyone managed to track down wth this is about? Kinda makes me wanna take a drive down there and poke around a bit.

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