Greene County- Bloomfield (1885/2006-)

My friends know I’m a big fan of Showbiz Pizza Place.  Remember them?  The company, a subsidiary of Topeka Inn Management (then the country’s largest Holiday Inn franchisee) was the precursor to, competitor with, and -ultimately- savior of the Chuck E. Cheese brand and featured their own menagerie of robotic animal musicians to provide each […]

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Scott County-Scottsburg (1873/1997-)

One of the first things I learned during this project is that I really hate the “new urbanist” style that defines the new central district of Carmel and other similar developments. For me, the trope is useless in today’s society- we’ve moved beyond the historic construct of a European city center, and the thought that […]

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Ohio County- Rising Sun (1845-)

If we did some quick calculations (I did so you don’t have to), the average Indiana county would measure just over 389 square miles1, pretty close to the size of Henry and Delaware counties, and only seven square miles south of the median size somewhere between Marion and Spencer. So why does Ohio County check […]

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