What a Grandview!

What a Grandview! : History of Nordyke & Hollowell's Grandview Addition to the City of Indianapolis (1891-2014)

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Where on Sutherland Avenue did the interurban tracks wash out in the Great Flood of 1913? What is the original source of the "Monon" railroad? What happened to E. C. Atkins Co.'s prolific patent holder, Robert E. Poindexter? When did the first African-Americans arrive in the district? Sited on land holdings acquired by Indiana pioneer John Sutherland beginning in 1821, "What A Grandview! History of Nordyke & Hollowell's Grandview Addition to the City of Indianapolis (1891-2014)" traces development of one downtown neighborhood, and provides plausible answers to questions such as the above. Offering a fascinating glimpse of late 19th century movers and shakers, the book tracks industrial and commercial retail growth, highlights noteworthy landmarks, including the historic College Bridge at Fall Creek, and describes the role of rail transport in locality development and city lore. Also showcased are the prominence of education and the evolution of sectarian faiths. Historical documents and interviews with current/former residents and business owners help tell the story of the people comprising the three major immigrant waves populating the area, (beginning with the English, Scottish and Dutch), as well the neighborhood transitions and ramifications each changeover produced. The book's central theme is the shared desire of most residents for a nice place to live, raise families and have nearby shopping, schools and places of worship. Vignettes, historical illustrations and photographs bring history alive. An encapsulated timeline and extensive bibliography complete the work. A published author and long-term resident, Dolores R. Wisdom is intimately familiar with the neighborhood about which she writes. A "gentrifying" area located east of the award-winning Fall Creek Place district, old Grandview Addition is in the midst of change - a change welcomed by many.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 6.1mm | 326.58g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508720118
  • 9781508720119

About Dolores R Wisdom

Dolores Wisdom, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, authored most publications as staff or consultant in the nonprofit sector. Included are curriculum, research and other writings published by Girls Incorporated National Office such as Living Safe and Strong: A Violence Prevention/Self-Defense Program for Girls Ages 9 to 14 (2002), Friendly PEERsuasion (1989), On Your Mark, A Complete Guide to Developing Girls' Sports Programs (1987) and Ten Principles of Girls' Sports Participation (1985). Published papers and articles include "A Profile of High-Risk Young Women in the Girls Clubs of America's Friendly PEERsuasion Project," (Office for Substance Abuse Prevention Monograph, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, 1991), and "Girls Clubs of America and Sex Equity" (Spotlight on Vocational Equity, Vocational Education Equity Council, 1985). Dolores has edited curricula, seminar/conference proceedings and newsletters; provided book reviews; and written evaluative and other reports for local and national organizations, including foundations. Poetry offerings include "Autumn," selected by Poetry.com in an international competition and published in Immortal Verses (Spring 2008). Other historical writings include the self-published "St. Rita's Parish History, Pre-1919 thru 1998" (1998). Forthcoming is a creative nonfiction title, Midwest Bird Tails (Or, What Just Flew Thru Here?), which the author illustrated and wrote in 2012. Now retired, Dolores enjoys reading, photography, music, nature, travel and volunteering.
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