I don't know how I forgot this one.
I used to live on the same street (the poor section) that the owners
of the two big department stores in Indianapolis lived on. Blocks and
L. S. Ayres. Each had beautiful fancy homes, non-modern
architecture, on wooded lots, one overlooking the White River.
One, Block I think it was, or his son built a more modern but still
fancy home for his son next door. They put a brown shingled roof on
After about 6 months, they replaced that roof with a white shingled
(I didn't really live in the poor section, except by comparison. There
was no *poor* section, just middle income, where it was flat and
probably had been farm land. But the Blocks and the Ayres lived in
the rich section. They might have been the only families who did.)