Historical Images of Porter County

Long Lake
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1940s
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: E. C. Kropp Company (#27, #7580)
Postmark: September 12, 1946, Valparaiso, Indiana
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. The resort was named Hillcrest due to the fact that it was located on a hill overlooking the lakes. Included at the resort were a grocery store, soda fountain, and an interurban station located along the Valparaiso & Northern Railway. The channel between the two lake was bridged in 1923, and later the property was platted into a subdivision. The lower left of this image shows the interurban station, which was located at the north end of Urban Lane and two blocks from the beach.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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