July 11th, 2017

Growing up on “The Hill”

by TeenWorks

TeenWorks participants have been interviewing past and present residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Monon 16 to gather their stories as we prepare for Pre-Enactment Theater October 7, 2017. This Indianapolis theater and arts collaboration is the first of its kind and will serve as a national model for creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization. by Tycorian Roberson […]

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May 16th, 2017

Community Dreams

by Emma Hall

A new art installation has made its way to the Monon 16, capturing the dreams of the neighborhood. With Pre-Enactment just around the corner–October 7, 2017–a new installation has appeared on 16th street. The storefront semblance located on the corner of 16th and Yandes St. is now covered in pink “sticky notes”, loosely inspired by […]

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April 28th, 2017

Everlasting City

by cgindy

Gotta hand it to persistence We finally found our only chance I feel the spirit The soul of this place Freedom honeysuckle sweet The grief all fades away In this Everlasting City A plot of Opportunity Grows from Monon 16   We are excited to share another song from our talented resident singer/songwriter, Emma Hall. […]

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April 20th, 2017

Regret, Nostalgia and Hope

by Emma Hall

Emma Hall is participating in the Harrison Center’s singer/songwriter program, writing and recording place-based music during her 10-week residency. Writing this song required extensive research into the Monon 16 neighborhood. Before I started my music residency at the Harrison Center, I didn’t know much about Monon 16, its rich history, or its decline. I tried […]

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April 18th, 2017

Schooled

by Aine Montgomery, high school intern

In partnership with local theater troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is the third in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the golden-days memories of this neighborhood while looking forward to […]

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April 11th, 2017

“I bet they’ve got some stories…”

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

In partnership with local theater troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is the second in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the golden-days memories of these neighborhoods while looking forward to […]

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March 16th, 2017

More Monon 16 Memories

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

In partnership with local theatre troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is one in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the memories of these neighborhoods while looking forward to a bright […]

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February 23rd, 2017

Riverside High School

by Nikki Owens

You may have noticed the new billboard on the corner of 16th & Delaware showcasing Riverside High School, a second campus of Herron High School set to open this fall. With community revitalization as a core value, the Naval Armory site seemed ideal for a second school following Herron High School’s model. The new public high school will […]

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February 16th, 2017

Meet NESCO

by Nikki Owens

The Near East Side Community Organization (NESCO) is a 501c3 umbrella organization on the near east side of Indianapolis with a deep history. NESCO engages near eastsiders to work toward the safety and betterment of neighborhoods. The organization holds an annual Congress with a theme and this year it is “Empowering and Envisioning our Future.” […]

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February 14th, 2017

Monon 16 Memories

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

I recently had the privilege of discussing the history of this area with HCA artist William Rasdell and music intern Aine Montgomery. In this blog, Aine reflects on how her life coincides with places mentioned by Rasdell, as well as how Hip Hoperetta and Pre-Enactment will revive the downtown community. (Isabelle Matthies, editor)  — Kids […]

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