Historical Images of Porter County

Porter Lumber and Coal Company
Porter, Indiana

Date: Circa late 1940s
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Gordon D. Rogers
Remark: Emil Anderson and Frank Wannegar, Emil's father-in-law, started a lumber and coal business in Frank's livery and later built the structures seen in this image in 1926. In 1946, Emil Anderson sold his business to the Hokanson Brothers, and they renamed it Porter Lumber & Coal Company. Today [2014] the building is occupied by Tilden Enterprises. Tilden Enterprises retails janitorial, pool, and party supplies, as well as paper goods and chemicals.

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