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Map of Oakland - 1889

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Detail Map of Oakland Published in 1889

Detail Map of Oakland Published in 1889

Source: Atlas of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana
1889 - Griffing, Gordon & Co.
 [ pg 12 ] - Lawrence Township, Oakland, and Castleton
Courtesy: Map Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library

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Oaklandon Public School

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Oaklandon Public School Building

Oaklandon's School

Considered one of the finest of the day, this early school was on the outskirts of the present Oaklandon (then called Oakland). Note the two front doors of the imposing brick structure: one door was used by the boys, and the other by the girls. This school was erected in about 1882 according to reliable sources.

Oaklandon High School

Riding to Oaklandon in "The Good Ole Days" wasn't all fun, for the traveler had to pay 10 cents to travel on Pendleton Pike from Post Road to Oaklandon. Note that the muddy road in front of Oaklandon High School is now four-laned and paved.

Source: The Bears' Den, 1966  [pgs 14-15]
The Bears' Den is the yearbook of Lawrence Central High School.  

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George W. Combs' Signature

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Found the Signature of George W. Combs in the book:
Indiana Past and Present 1816 to 1916 100 Years of Progress [pg467]
 

Indiana Past and Present 1816 to 1916 100 Years of Progress



 

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Eureka - Paradise!

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One of the major reasons for beginning this Unofficial Oaklandon Community Website was the frustration I felt when trying to revisit an article I remembered seeing on the internet many years ago; unable to find it to spite countless searches. I knew it was an article dealing with Oaklandon history and spoke of the neighborhood of Paradise (located on the southern edge of Oaklandon.)

This effort served to motivate me to collect as much Oaklandon related content as I could in an attempt to make this a repository (of sorts) for all things Oaklandonish.

On a visit today to The Program of Digital Scholarship at IUPUI University Library; a search on Oaklandon revealed a digital edition of the 1994 Indiana University Press publication:

The Encyclopedia of IndianapolisThe Encyclopedia
of Indianapolis

Edited by DAVID J. BODENHAMER
and ROBERT G. BARROWS
with the assistance of David G. Vanderstel


A PROJECT OF THE POLIS RESEARCH CENTER OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY,  INDIANAPOLIS
 

 

 

The following excerpt (from pages 1200~01 by Glory-June Greiff) contains those very words for which I have been seeking:


During the 1920s the highway department began to construct bypasses around the business centers of larger cities and entirely past smaller villages, such as that of S.R. 67 around Oaklandon. New buildings containing businesses geared toward the highway traveler, such as short order restaurants and filling stations, appeared along these bypasses and approaches to towns. Paradise, now a group of rental properties on the south side of Oaklandon, began as a motley collection of tourist cabins, along with a grocery and gas station, serving the new S.R. 67 bypass in the late 1920s. There still exist scattered examples of this development along the present but especially the former state highway routes in Marion County, which give clues as to the past suburbanization of Indianapolis. 


Detail of 1915 Map showing Paradise Tourist Camp

Paradise Tourist Camp 1915

Indianapolis Sanborn Map #458, 1938

Paradise Lost No Longer!

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O.H.S. 1900 - Football Team

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ANDERSON ELECTRIC CARS ENTER INDIANAPOLIS

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 3 January 1901

ANDERSON ELECTRIC CARS ENTER INDIANAPOLIS

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An Explanation that Explains

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 25 July 1901

An Explanation that Explains

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Name on Worthless Checks.

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 23 November 1903

Name on Worthless Checks.

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Mock Cemetary

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Source: http://physics.bgsu.edu/~stoner/gen/mockcem.htm

A list of gravesite occupants for:

MOCK CEMETERY, Lawrence Twsp., Marion Co., IN

Wedding picture of Michael Mock II (1841-1921) and Sarah Jane Cory (1844-1928).Location: North latitude 39 deg. 52.08 min. ; West longitude 85 deg. 58.04 min.. Cemetry is on the west edge of Oaklandon , IN, just north of of Indiana Road 67 (US 36), and just east of Indian Creek Bridge, Lawrence Twp., Marion County on property originally deeded to the community by Christopher Apple, Sr. The following is a transcription of a copy document I have in my Mock genealogy files. I believe the document was originally researched and prepared by Lois Chandler Apple. This cemetery is known as the Mock Cemetery because it was located in the corner of a farm which, in the late 19th Century, was owned by Alexander Mock, my great-great grandfather. (whose wife, Mary Pickle, was the granddaughter of Christopher Apple, sr.). It contains the graves of several Mock descendants of Michael Mock I (son of Thomas Mackh) and families with which they intermarried (Apple, Bolander, Pickel, Cory). Ron Stoner June 30, 1998

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Oakland Town Map - 1866

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Oakland Detail from 1866 Map
of Marion County, Indiana

Created / Published - Philadelphia : C.O. Titus, Publisher, 1866.

Detail fom 1866 Map of Marion County, IndianaClick to Enlarge

Description:
    "Entered according to Act of Congress in the 1865 by C.O. Titus in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." LC Land ownership maps, 158 Includes distance table, business directories, statistical table (1860 census), views of public and commercial buildings. Insets: Bridgeport -- Allison Ville -- Vertland -- Popular Grove -- Augusta -- Board Ripple -- West Newton -- Clermont -- Lanesville -- New Brethel -- Acton -- Cumber -- Oakland -- Southport -- Millarsville -- Spring Valley -- Mt. Jackson -- Wellington -- Hosbrook. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Source: Library of Congress

Download Highest Resolution In PDF Format [46.2MB]

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