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IBJ blog features Cotton Ropkey House

Thursday, January 15, 2009 http://propertylines.ibj.com/ The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana is racing to save the Cotton-Ropkey House at 79th Street and Marsh Road just west of I-465. The owner of the property, Kite Realty Group, applied for a demolition … Continue reading

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Ropkey House update

Thursday, January 22, 2009 “It was brought to our attention that this was a historic house, and we have discontinued any effort to demolish it,” January 22, 2009 Historic House in Pike Township is safe – for now Developer sets … Continue reading

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Pike grads remember Ropkey property . . .

Friday, January 23, 2009 An old buddy, Andy Pritchard, has been following the Ropkey House story along with Mark Montieth and several hundred Pike High School grads. They have compiled a short list of memories from growing up in the … Continue reading

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Creamery event benefits Historic Traders Point!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Sunday, October 26th, 2008 from 12 to 6 pm Traders Point Creamery will be hosting Oktoberfest once again. This is truly the most fabulous, fun-filled day on the farm! Enjoy the Live Music of PolkaBoy’s 13-piece … Continue reading

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William Fortune and Traders Point

William Fortune was an integral part of the emergence of Indianapolis from a rural village in the 188os to first class city status in 1920. Philanthropic institutions like the war chest and Commercial Club (predescessor to the Chamber of Commerce) … Continue reading

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Traders Point Gives Up the Ghost (Indianapolis News Aug. 1, 1968)

(photo of 1958 Flood in Traders Point and a recent color photo from the same location which shows TOX DROP activities taking place within the same floodway – IRONY)     “One would be hard-pressed to find a point in … Continue reading

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Traders Point’s Covered Bridge

Thursday, June 12, 2008 Recent flooding destroyed the Moscow Covered Bridge in Rush County. Margaret Weir Smith, President of the Indiana Covered Bridge Society, writes in today’s Indianapolis Star about our covered bridges and reminds Traders Point residents of how … Continue reading

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