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Some of the most beautiful and detailed architecture in the world has been built for religious purposes.

This is not one of them.

Would be interesting to know what other purposes this building served in the past…

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4 responses to “WTH Weds: Vinyl Vision”

  1. mike says:

    Would be interesting to see a pic of the very first Missionary Baptist Church in Indy, because they started as rural churches in places like Haw Creek down by Columbus. Also at one time wasn’t there a city commission that had to approve new church locations? I am certain there was. If you wanted to build a church you had to submit an application and you were sometimes given a choice of acceptable sites from the commission, then I guess you were given or had to purchase the site for which you were approved. I think you could designate an area of town you wanted the church to be in, but you had to have that approval and pick an approved site. It sure might be interesting to have the records of that old commission.

  2. basil berchekas jr says:

    Would LOVE to see what the original facade looked like…it’s too bad there aren’t REAL retail businesses that could re-emerge in these established neighborhoods…

  3. David Brewer says:

    This was originally some kind of lodge or meeting hall. According to city directories, in 1914 this structure was listed as Peschat Hall. Tony Qualiza is also listed as living there. Qualiza lived there from 1914-1916. It was the Jacob Sustarcic Saloon in 1917. Someone named Tony Cicigio was there in 1918. Then George Covrig in 1920. Jump ahead to 1951 and Samuel Radakovich lived there and then Mrs Mary Radakovitch in 1960. Further digging shows that it was the original meeting site of Holy Trinity Church before their church building was built. So, you can guess where this building is located.

  4. basil berchekas jr says:

    Haughville…

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