Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

You Can’t Tell A Building By Its Location

“Hey, that must be the old train station,” walkers, bikers, others who traverse the Pennsy Trail are often heard saying as they pass by the building at the east end of Bonna Ave. at its intersection with Good Ave. A quick look around might seem to confirm this assumption – … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: May 19-25

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, May 24: In response to pollution in Pleasant Run, Bernard Jeup, city engineer, outlined to members of the board of park commissioners today a plan for the construction of an interceptor sewer along the creek that would eliminate objectionable waste that now flows into the … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: May 12-18

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, May 14: With speeches, music and patriotic drills by school children, flag raising ceremonies continued around Indianapolis. A crowd of 2,000 Brightwood residents gathered in front of Engine House No. 21 as another crowd gathered on the south side in front of Engine House No. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: May 12-18

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, May 17: Yesterday was Mothers’ Day in Indianapolis and it was observed by the wearing of flowers. Preparing for Mothers’ Day, Saturday’s flower sales was record-breaking. By Saturday afternoon, many of the leading florists were closed, their stocks completely sold out. Smaller flower shops and … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: May 5-11

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, May 10: This afternoon with sun breaking through cloudy skies from time to time, hundreds of persons assembled with mingled emotions of sadness, pride, and patriotic fervor along the line of march in downtown Indianapolis to witness more than 2,000 of the ever dwindling ranks … Read More