Historical Images of Porter County

A Scene at Long Lake
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1910-1920
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: C. R. Childs Company
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: As early as 1876, J. Hamell owned the property abutting the northwest corner of Flint Lake and the eastern shore of Long Lake. A resort was located in this area, which also included a natural channel connecting Flint Lake with Long Lake, by the early 1900s. Seen in this image is the Long Lake Resort Hotel and beach house. Approximately on block to the west of the beach seen here in the foreground was an interurban station along the Valparaiso & Northern Railway. Individuals arriving by train would walk to the beach and then take a boat across the lake to the resort on the opposite shore.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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