Midtown’s Public Libraries

February 7, 2017 0

by Elsa F. Kramer According to Lawrence J. Downey’s history of the Indianapolis Public Library (A Live Thing in the Whole Town), Midtown’s first library was the Illinois branch, opened inside a drugstore at 30th […more…]

An Urban Resting Place for Veterans

October 28, 2016 0

By Thomas P. Healy As part of its national Urban Initiative to improve access to cemeteries in densely populated areas, and in recognition of a growing veteran preference for cremation burial options, the U.S. Department […more…]

Beth-El Temple Ready for Renewal

October 25, 2016 0

by Marion Simon Garmel The good news is that an application has been submitted by Indiana Landmarks to the Department of the Interior to place the long abandoned Beth-El Temple at the corner of 34th […more…]

Six Decades of Service

March 28, 2016 0

by Thomas P. Healy Sixty years of continuous operation is a milestone for any business. But for Bruce W. Buchanan, who heads one of the state’s oldest family-owned businesses, Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Centers, there’s […more…]

A national treasure in our midst

February 20, 2016 0

by Thomas P. Healy Midtown is home to Marion County’s second largest greenspace: Crown Hill Cemetery. A burial place for poets and politicians as well as criminals and crime fighters, Crown Hill is an exemplar […more…]

MERIDIAN STREET: A Past Worth Preserving

January 30, 2016 0

by Thomas P. Healy Lifelong Indianapolis resident Jodi McClain has lived in her Meridian Street home for 55 years. Her neighbor across the street lives in the former Indiana Governor’s Residence—a place McClain remembers fondly […more…]

Glossbrenner Mansion Repurposed

January 17, 2016 0

Broad Street Developers, an Indianapolis-based holding company, purchased the historic Meridian Street home from Indiana Landmarks in October for use as the home office of R&B Architects. The preservation group had received the house in […more…]

Rediscovering a Mid-Century Masterpiece

January 12, 2016 0

by Joe Whitman & Steve Mannheimer You may have driven past it without noticing the low-slung, clean-lined building along 42nd Street between Butler University and Michigan Road. The structure is simple and geometric, subdued in […more…]

Beth-El Temple Progress

January 10, 2016 0

Beth-El Temple, at 34th and Ruckle streets in Mapleton-Fall Creek, is the oldest existing synagogue building in the city. Temple Heritage Center, Inc., seeks to preserve and repurpose the building. According to Isaiah Kuperstein, president […more…]

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