Historical Images of Porter County

East Main Street, 1856
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: 1856
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: The Lewis Publishing Company
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Published in: Lewis Publishing Company (1912), History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests, Volume I. Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company. 357 p. The Empire Block is block 18 in the original plat of Valparaiso. The roadway seen here is Main Street, today known as Lincolnway. These buildings are facing south toward the court house square.

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