Historical Images of Porter County

Vineyard Hall
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1907-1910
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Elmer E. Starr
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The structure shown in this image is the second Vineyard Hall, the first having been nearly destroyed by a fire. Vineyard Hall was one of the largest dormitories at Valparaiso University. Shortly before midnight on January 22, 1897, a fire was discovered in the building and before the fire department could reach the scene the flames were beyond control. Approximately sixty students were occupying the building and several of them had narrow escapes. A Miss Minier and a Miss Warner were reportedly found insensible in their rooms and were rescued with difficulty. Most of the boarders suffered some loss of personal property. The building belonged to a Mrs. Anderson, of Laporte, and was valued at $10,000. It was almost a total loss, but was rebuilt.

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