Historical Images of Porter County

Inmates of "Libby Prison." Group photograph outside of Stiles Hall, Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1903
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: This is mounted photograph. Stiles hall was a relatively modern building in its day, having steam heat and "modern improvements." During World War I, troops from Company C were housed here. One noted resident of Stiles Hall was Lowell Thomas, a famous writer, broadcaster, and traveler. The hall was operated by the Stiles family under relatively strict rules. Dues to these rules, the hall was popularly referred to as "Libby Prison."

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