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December 23, 2013


A Subtle Celebration

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.

June 18, 2012


A Society Wedding In Early Indianapolis

A letter written from Indianapolis in June 1840 suggests that weddings of the rich and famous were as eagerly anticipated almost two centuries ago as today.

May 14, 2012


Teenage Patriots In Wartime Indianapolis

“Is the youth of today too happy? Is everything a joke?" wrote a teen. " Do our homes have to be bombed before we’ll realize that now is the time to prepare?”

December 12, 2011


The Second Statehouse: From Greek Revival to Greek Ruin

Indiana's ill-fated second statehouse was acclaimed as “’the nearest approach to the classical spirit of the antique yet instanced in the Western hemisphere’”.

September 19, 2011


Reenvisioning The City Of Streams

Urban planner George Kessler raved about the Circle City's diagonal thoroughfares and plentiful waterways, but bemoaned its hands-off attitude toward growth.

June 6, 2011


Refreshing The Memory Of A Parks Pioneer

A weary landmark in Riverside Park is a far cry from the vision Thomas Taggart had for Indianapolis as its mayor from 1895-1901.

May 16, 2011


Through A Glass Negative, Darkly

Taylor’s soft-focus, sepia-colored photographs of tranquil domestic interiors were featured in an eight-page spread in Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman magazine.

November 15, 2010


Ms. Carson Goes to Washington

The first African-American to represent Indianapolis in Washington was also the Circle City’s first Congresswoman.

September 6, 2010


The Hoosier Roots of the 49th State

When the longest-serving Republican Senator perished in a plane crash in August 2010, obituaries recalled the Alaska legislator’s Hoosier roots.

January 4, 2010


Alexander Ralston and the Plan for Indianapolis

Alexander Ralston built the first Governor's mansion in Indianapolis’s center circle; Governor James B. Ray, however, refused to live in it.

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