Sunday, November 7, 2010
Charles Hackleman and his wife Grace dwelled at 28 North Ritter Avenue in Irvington. Mr. Hackleman became a successful engraver and even published a textbook on the subject used throughout the US. The Hacklemans lived in their small cottage for about four years before building their dream home next door at 34 North Ritter. This photo, taken in 1904, shows Mr. Hackleman (far left) and all of his brothers sitting on the front porch at 28 North Ritter. Note the address at that time used be 16 North Ritter. Many addresses changed after the city of Indianapolis annexed the community. This photo is courtesy of Dennis and Sharron McKnight.