Tag: Lafayette Road

  • Homes of the Perrin Historic District in Lafayette, Indiana

    Some stunning older homes in the Perrin Historic District in Lafayette, Indiana. All photographed on film.

  • Endangered: Wrecks, Inc., sign

    The town of Whitestown in central Indiana wants to build a sprawling community campus on the site of the former Wrecks, Inc., junkyard. This puts the future of its unique and humorous neon sign in question.

  • single frame: Drive carefully


  • single frame: Old US 52


  • Wrecks at Dusk Canon A2e, 50mm f/1.8 Canon EF Fujicolor 200 2016 I love this old neon sign. It’s too bad the business behind it closed and the sign no longer lights up the night.

  • By the roadside on Indiana’s Lafayette Road

    Our trip along the Lafayette Road was spontaneous and brief. We started at about 3 in the afternoon and raced against the setting January sun. Normally, I would have started no later than 10 AM to give myself time to stop anywhere I wanted along the way. But I did manage to squeeze in some photographs of…

  • Yashica-12

    On my short list, in my inner circle, of favorite cameras is my Yashica-D, a medium-format twin-lens-reflex camera. It is such a joy to shoot! And it delivers excellent sharpness and contrast with buttery bokeh. What’s not to like? Except that it offers no onboard light meter. I wished for one. I like the Yashica-D…

  • Whatever happened to Traders Point, Indiana?

    It’s been gone for a half century, but there used to be a village right here on the Lafayette Road in what is now northwest Indianapolis. All that’s left is an abandoned farm co-op building and a county maintenance garage. Yet if you’ve ever spent any time here — encountering the two churches, the giant shopping center,…

  • Co-op Yashica-D Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros 2016

  • The demolition of the Lafayette Road bridge over Eagle Creek

    This concrete-arch bridge was in sorry, sorry shape. It had carried Lafayette Road across Eagle Creek in northwest Indianapolis since 1925. The southbound lanes had, at any rate; the bridge was widened to add northbound lanes in 1935. But in 2009, when I took these photos, it had been neglected for a long time. I think…

  • Margaret Nikon D3200, 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Nikkor We stood on an abandoned alignment of the Lafayette Road for this shot.

  • Old and abandoned alignments of Indiana’s Lafayette Road, part 2

    On Monday, I shared a couple old concrete alignments of the Lafayette Road in Marion County (Indianapolis), Indiana. The Lafayette Road was built in the 1830s to connect Indianapolis to Lafayette, and later became US 52. Today, most of it in Marion and neighboring Boone Counties is a local road. On Monday I shared the…