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August 3rd, 2015
Story behind the uniform

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Stan Cuppy shares the story behind the uniform Jean Easter of Easter Conservation Services helps local Meridian~Kessler resident Stan Cuppy preserve and create display strategy for his Grandfather’s World War I uniform.   I have always enjoyed historical artifacts that include a backstory and my Grandfather’s World War I uniform is no exception. This particular …[ read more ]

Grace Trahan-Rodecap shares how The Orchard School fosters the love of learning Teachers at The Orchard School are experts when it comes to engaging students and fostering a love of learning. This is because Orchard’s rich history goes back more than 90 years, when nine Indianapolis women put into practice the philosophy of John Dewey. …[ read more ]

May 9th, 2015
Archiving Our History

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Indianapolis Public Library and Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood Association are partnering to create a digital archive of a vast trove of MKNA newsletters. Through the last 50 years, the MKNA newsletter has served as a vital source of news to neighbors. In the not-so-distant days before websites, email and Facebook, the newsletter was the chief communication tool …[ read more ]

May 9th, 2015
Along the Monon Trail

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Destination MK From 38th Street to Kessler Boulevard— the Monon Trail serves as the eastern boundary of MK. Heard about the exploding growth of a collaborative entrepreneurial creativity–driven digital technology community that has emerged in Indianapolis? Read a review of a great restaurant or unique boutique in midtown Indianapolis? Or maybe a friend keeps telling you …[ read more ]

May 9th, 2015
Teardowns

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MK Place and Space is a regular feature column dedicated to the exploration of ideas on what makes Meridian~Kessler special as a built community. We encourage relevant conversations on architecture, urban planning and design, development and redevelopment, conservation and preservation. We invite ideas that contribute to how we shape our notions of our places and spaces. We publish …[ read more ]

  • Posted May 9, 2015
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Dance at twilight on Friday, then bike the tour on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the largest and longest running tour of vintage homes in Indiana. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Meridian~Kessler is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Well-maintained homes with historic charm are nestled within a diverse walkable community. Founded in 1973, The Home …[ read more ]

The Urban Homesteader is a regular feature about values and practices that hark back to days when people (country and city folks alike) were more resource–wise, less wasteful and more self-sufficient. We’ll explore why MK represents a sweet spot for those who desire to live an urban homesteader lifestyle. We’ll learn about a variety of environmentally aware …[ read more ]

February 19th, 2015
The MK Plan

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A REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, METROPOLITIAN DEVELOPMENT, MERIDIAN~KESSLER SUBAREA PLAN for LAND USE We make our places; thereafter they make us. An American Dream is in the midst of transformation. While many shared a particular desire to own a house on a cul-de-sac in a community that was a corn field just a …[ read more ]

February 18th, 2015
Interview with Paul Diebold

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MK Place and Space is a regular feature column dedicated to the exploration of ideas on what makes Meridian~Kessler special as a built community. We encourage relevant conversations on architecture, urban planning and design, development and redevelopment, conservation and preservation. We invite ideas that contribute to how we shape our notions of our places and spaces. We publish …[ read more ]

February 17th, 2015
Urban Homesteader: Chickens

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The Urban Homesteader is a regular feature about values and practices that hark back to days when people (country and city folks alike) were more resource–wise, less wasteful and more self-sufficient. We’ll explore why MK represents a sweet spot for those who desire to live an urban homesteader lifestyle. We’ll learn about a variety of environmentally aware …[ read more ]

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