Historical Images of Porter County

St. Mary's Catholic Parsonage and Church, Kouts Ind.
Kouts, Indiana

Date: 1946
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Auburn Post Card Manufacturing Company
Postmark: July 3, 1946, Valparaiso, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The original wood frame Catholic church was completely destroyed by a tornado on May 26, 1917, and the congregation soon rebuilt an "underground church" or "basement church," as can be seen on the right side of this image. During this rebuilding, a church rectory, seen here on the left of this image, was built in the adjacent lot. In 1926, Father Saltzer built the present church over the old basement church.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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