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Prospect and State

Took advantage of the great weather on Friday to visit one of my favorite corners in town. Southwest: Southeast: Northwest: Northeast: More perspectives on the corners: Some nice tiled details: The saloon is on the National Register: Hope the bar can get back in...
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Amazing Oblique Image Circa 1933

Found on this thread on Skyscraper City. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a picture from this era with better detail or as wide of a...
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Binford and 71st: looking to add density?

Here’s an intriguing presentation by Schneider Engineering and the MPO. I believe that shifting the development away from Binford Avenue and towards Graham Road is an elegant solution that could be attained with less headaches and cost. If this proposal ever sees the light of day, I wonder if it would be the first attempt at urbanizing a currently car-based intersection in Indianapolis that lies beyond the old city limits. I know of one somewhat similar project in the city of Lawrence. If anybody here knows of any others, please mention this in the...
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Diverse Corners

One of the more interesting and exciting aspects to city living is noticing a place where people from disparate backgrounds can gather in close geographic proximity. This happens often downtown, of course. However, there are two corners that I have visited recently where this dichotomy has been quite noticeable. The first is 38th and Illinois. I was there last weekend for a friend’s baby shower and concert at the Melody Inn (one of the best concert venues in town). Across the street is a store-front church. The church was hosting a party attended by many young men and women, which I believes...
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Health By Design and Project for Public Spaces: Inspiring Collaboration

Last night I attended the event titled Neighborhoods: Inspiring Place, Improving Health that featured Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces. Mr. Kent made a fine presentation, but the real star of the evening was the collaboration that took place afterwards regarding several key issues that are facing Indianapolis, such as transportation, crime, and sprawl. I was inspired to work on making this blog more social and to encourage other people to contribute to it (not just comment, but post content). I obviously don’t know everything that is going on in Indy, and adding more voices could make...
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