Historical Images of Porter County

Main Street Looking West near Lafayette Street
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: Circa 1912
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: AZO
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: This postcard photograph is believed to have been taken after a major snow storm in 1912. The building at the top left corner is Hotel Lafayette, previously called the Central House. Hotel Lafayette was later renamed the Spindler Hotel and finally the Sheldon Hotel (owned and operated by James Sheldon). The hotel was sold to G. G. Shauer and Sons in 1921, the building was razed, and the Premier Theatre was erected on the site. Today [2015], Central Park now occupies this location.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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