Undated linen postcard of this Meadowbr k Diner (The Indiana Album Loaned by Joan Hostetler)
With three running old-fashioned diners and the current explosion of meals trucks zipping around town, Indianapolis is enjoying a diner revival having a cult that is nostalgic among roadside architecture fans. Purists determine a diner being a building that is prefabricated specifically being a restaurant. Others broaden this is to add old trolley and railroad cars later changed into restaurants ( including the Barge Fish вЂn Chips). The mobile restaurants have r ts dating towards the 1870s, whenever horse-drawn lunch wagons provided dishes near factories. The later prefabricated diners usually stayed stationary and had been added to fundamentals, but it wasnвЂ™t unheard of to move them up to a better location.
The Meadowbr k Diner at 5151 East 38th Street is certainly one of a few authentic diners that once fed the hungry masses in Indianapolis.