Historical Images of Porter County

Valparaiso, Looking South from Court House
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: 1911
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Joseph Decker
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: In this image, the structure partly covered by the eagle statue's wing housed the State Bank of Valparaiso; the law offices of Crumpacker & Sons was located in the second story of this building. The adjacent building with the tower topped by a weathervane is Valparaiso City Hall, which was erected in 1878 during the administration of Mayor John N. Skinner. Both of these buildings were located in Indiana Avenue and faced the south side of the Porter County Court House.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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