Historical Images of Porter County

Edgewater Beach Pier on Flint Lake
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1925-1930
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: DOPS, Brooks Photo (#112)
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: As early as 1876, Mary Clay owned nearly all the property abutting the entire north shore of Flint Lake. Clay sold her property in 1890 to Howard Dickover, who then constructed a resort hotel and named the property Edgewater Beach. The resort included swimming, boating, camping, as well as some summer rental cabins. By the second half of 1910, Edgewater Beach had its own railroad station, which provided for easy access to the electrified Valparaiso & Northern Railway interurban line. A grocery store, called the Green Lantern, was also located on the Edgewater Beach site. Across the shore in this image can be seen the Sheridan Beach Resort, as well as the smokestack of the pump house for the Valparaiso waterworks.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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