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17th and Bellefontaine

Ah, the old corner store.  This is the building that you always see old photographs, where the man is dressed up with a tie and apron, standing on the corner; and a boy is sweeping the sidewalk.  This is on the northwest corner of 17th and Bellefontaine on the near north side:

There’s also another small building next door.

On the northeast corner, this building probably has an interesting story:

I’d love to see what’s behind the siding on this building in the Southwest corner:
The southeast corner is an empty lot.

8 Responses to “ “17th and Bellefontaine”

  1. Sorgi's Sideline Receiver says:

    You should really start breaking into places if you want this blog to go somewhere. 🙂

  2. Kevin says:

    There are some blogs like that, especially about Gary. Really beautiful and sad.

  3. thundermutt says:

    That northeast corner building looks like a many-times remodeled gas station/garage. There are similar buildings all over the old parts of town; the ones that come to mind are at Sherman & Michigan (SE corner), 30th & Clifton (SE corner), Mass Ave. & Dearborn (SE corner), Sherman & New York (NE Corner). The one at Sherman & Michigan has not been altered much, if at all, and still houses an auto-related business.

  4. Kevin says:

    It looks like it would make a good ice cream shop.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am new to this site and was wondering how do I find the community leaders and how can I volenteer to support the efforts to make east 10th a safer and more productive enviornment.

  6. thundermutt says:

    Investigate the East 10th St. Civic Association and NESCO. There are links to both of them here: http://www.indyeast.org/

    Joe Bowling can steer you in the right direction. His phone number is right there on the web page.

  7. The Urbanophile says:

    Kevin, you know how to find them. Great stuff.

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