Historical Images of Porter County
Date: Circa 1935-1943
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: E. C. Kropp Company (#22, #17877)
Postmark: June 17, 1943, Valparaiso, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The is building was the third public high school to be constructed in Valparaiso. Completed in 1927 at a cost of $250,000, it is located on the southwest corner of Park street and Campbell Street. The Boucher Gymnasium, attached to the school building and seen at the far left in this image, was completed in 1928 at a cost of $112,000. At the time of the gymnasium's completion, it was considered one of the most modern gymnasiums in Indiana. Today, the building houses the Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook