Spark

Do you remember an iconic Meridian~Kessler landmark from 1965 or love a new development today? Please tell us and be sure to check future issues for updates. Share your favorite ‘back-then’ or ‘here-now’ MK spot with us at: spark@mkna.org.

Check out the sampling below of Meridian~Kessler establishments in 1965 and a few of what’s here today.

 


42nd & College Avenue

THEN

Junior League Next-to-New Shop, Prather Masonic Lodge, Uptown Drugstore, Uptown Cleaners, AFNB Bank, Harold’s Restaurant, Kennington American Legion Post, College Uptown Tavern, To Your Door Pizza 

NOW

Indianapolis Public Library College Avenue Branch, A Taste of Philly Pretzel Shop, St. Joan of Arc Community Garden, Indianapolis Fire Department Station 31, Church of Christ 

 


49th & Pennsylvania Street

THEN

Meridian Heights Cleaners, Hamaker Pharmacy, Lloyd’s Barber Shop, Linder’s Ice Cream Store, Brown’s Standard Service Station, Draga Shell Service Station, Laura Martin Dress Shop, Dollen’s Meat Market, Martin Furniture Store, Mary Smith Beauty Salon, McCoy’s Hardware, Gilbert’s Flower Shop 

NOW

Meridian Heights Cleaners (still there!), Sullivan Hardware and Garden, National Bank of Indianapolis, Noble Roman’s Pizza and Toscano’s Subs, Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea, Ty’s Penn Shell Automotive, Café Patachou and Napolese Pizzeria, Pete’s Service Center, Studio 49 Fitness, DL Lowry’s Salon, Barking Dog Café, Europa Day Spa 

 


49th & College Avenue

THEN

Uptown Business Center, Fisher’s Pharmacy, Pin Spotter’s Bowling Supplies, Sharp’s Barber Shop, College Corner Beauty Shop, Darko Cleaners, Steck Plumbing

 

NOW

Upland Brewery, Agrarian Homestead and Supply Shop, Open Society Public House (opening this fall!), The Sinking Ship, Patachou Business Office, Room 4 and Recess, Moto City, Classic Cleaners

 


54th & College Avenue

THEN

Ballinger’s Music Store, Baker Drugs, Bokay Florist, New-to-You Apparel Shop, B & B Barber Shop, College Cobbler Shoe Repair, Osborn Beauty Shop, Atlas Supermarket, Crazy Al’s Pizza, Tuchman Cleaners

NOW

Moe and Johnny’s, Cornerstone Coffee, Sam’s Gyros, Twenty Tap, Fat Dan’s, Yogulatte, The Fresh Market, Emmetts The Studio, Bebop Pizza Kitchen, Jazz Kitchen, Array Architecture, YATS!

 

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