Monthly archives: February, 2013

Transit Day at The State House

  I have registered to attend the State House tomorrow for the Indiana Citizen’s Alliance for Transit’s Day at the State House.  I hope to see other readers of the blog there, starting at the Indiana History Center at 10 AM.  I will have a report afterwards of my impressions of the event.

People for Urban Progress turns four: a pictorial legacy.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE: I had to change the title because I mistakenly thought PUP was founded in early 2008.  Having learned that it began operations in November of that year, it has clearly just passed its fourth anniversary.  My apologies.] Perhaps it’s just another byproduct of our stereotypical self-effacement, but few Midwestern cities seem to assume …

Columbus Indiana, featuring the Miller House and Gardens

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to tour Miller House and Gardens in Columbus, Indiana.  This landmark is the result of 3 leading designers of their day working in synthesis with a 4th genius, a client who practically built Columbus in the mid-20th Century.  Let me say, if you ever have a chance to tour this facility, don’t …

Let’s Talk Green Line

Green Line Study Area (image credit: Indy Connect)

It has been quite some time since I, or anybody else here at Urban Indy, has written about the NE Corridor or as it is referred to now by Indy Connect, The Green Line. As of this writing, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being constructed by HNTB, under contract through the MPO. With the …

Meridian and Morris: the heart of a neighborhood morphs into a gas tank.

Obviously not every old building in Center Township is architecturally distinct enough to justify a National Historic Landmark status; nor is every neighborhood sufficiently preserved in its original state to earn a National Park Service historic district recognition.  But sometimes a structure deserves a little respect, because it captures the essence of what the neighborhood …

February 2013 Wallpaper

February 2013 Wallpaper (image credit: Curt Ailes)

February’s wallpaper comes from the Central Canal near Holcomb Gardens located near Butler University.  I took this photo a couple of years ago and with the cold temperatures, it really has me looking forward to spring time! Enjoy! 2560 x 1600,1280 x 853, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768