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Historical Images of Porter County

This virtual image library currently consists of a total of 4,892 unique historical views from Porter County, Indiana. A large number of the images contained on this website were obtained from postcards published between 1905 and 1920, as well as from photograph books published between 1890 and 1915 by local photographers. Slightly more than 2,000 Aerial Homestead Images are available from John Drury's book This Is Porter County, which was published in 1956 by the Inland Photo Company of Chicago, Illinois.

While the vast majority of the original postcards and photographs from which the images on this website have been obtained are in the public domain, the scanned images themselves and their associated text on this website are copyrighted [©] property. There is no objection to the use of the images contained on this website for nonprofit or personal uses. Under no circumstances, however, can the images on this website be used for commercial purposes (e.g., business websites, websites containing advertising, books, print advertisements) without prior written consent. Please contact the Porter County GenWeb Coordinator to obtain permission.

Note that the dates for many of the images have been approximated based on such evidence as a postmark, physical evidence shown in image, and the dating of a message, if any, written on the reverse. Publisher information includes publishers, printers, and photographers of the image, if known. Click on a link below to access the image index page for a particular Porter County location.

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            Baillytown
            Beverly Shores
            Boone Grove
            Boone Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956; also see Hebron)
            Burdick
(also see Jackson Township)
            Burns Harbor
            Center Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956; also see Valparaiso)
            Coburg
            Crisman
            Crocker (also see Liberty Township)

            Chesterton
                    Birdseye Views (aerial views)
                    Businesses (also see Hotels & Motels)
                    Churches & Cemeteries
                    Enchanted Forest Amusement Park
                    Generics
                    Homes
                    Hotels & Motels
                    Littleville (miniature town within a town)
                    Multiviews
                    People
                    Railroads
                    Schools
                    Street Scenes
                    Miscellaneous
            Dune Acres
            Dune Park
            Dunes State Park (also see Porter Beach/Waverly Beach, Tremont)
                    Part 1

                    Part 2
                    Part 3
                    Part 4
                    Part 5
                    Pageant of the Dunes, 1917
            Furnessville (also see The Pines)
            Hebron (also see Boone Township)
                    Churches
                    Generics
                    Kankakee River
                    Multiviews
                    Natural Disasters
                    Public Buildings
                    Railroads
                    Schools
                    Street Scenes
                    Miscellaneous
            Hurlburt
            Jackson Township (also see Burdick)
                    Drury's Aerial Images, 1956
            Kankakee River (includes Baum's Bridge and Dunn's Bridge)
            Kouts
                    Birdseye Views (aerial views)
                    Businesses (also see Hotels & Motels)
                    Churches
                    Generics
                    Homes
                    Hotels-Motels
                    Multiviews
                    Natural Disasters
                    Parades
                    Railroads
                    Schools
                    Street Scenes
                    Miscellaneous
            Liberty Township (also see Crocker, Salt Creek, Woodville)
                    Camps
                    Drury's Aerial Images, 1956
                    Hotels & Motels (also see Restaurants)
                    Railroads
                    Restaurants (also see Hotels & Motels)
                    Schools
                    Miscellaneous
            McCool
            Morgan Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956)
            Ogden Dunes
            Pine Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956)
            The Pines (also see Furnessville)
            Pleasant Township (also see Kouts)
                    Drury's Aerial Images, 1956
            Portage (includes South Haven)
            Portage Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956)
            Porter
                    Businesses (also see Hotels & Motels)
                    Churches
                    Generics
                    Homes
                    Hotels & Motels (also see Restaurants)
                    Knott's Mineral Springs
                    Mineral Springs Horse Racing Track
                    Multiviews
                    Public Buildings
                    Railroads (includes 1921 train wreck)
                    Schools
                    Street Scenes
                    Miscellaneous
            Porter Beach/Waverly Beach (also see Dunes State Park, Tremont)
            Porter County - General
            Porter Township
                    Drury's Aerial Images, 1956
            Salt Creek (also known as Gossett Mill and Gossettville)
            Suman (also known as Suman Valley and Thelma)
            Tassinong
            Tremont (also see Dunes State Park, Porter Beach/Waverly Beach)
            Union Township
                    Drury's Aerial Images, 1956
            Valparaiso
                    Birdseye Views (aerial views)
                    Businesses (also see Hotels & Motels, Restaurants)
                    Churches
                    Court House
                    Generics
                    Homes, Part 1
                    Homes, Part 2
                    Homes, Part 3
                    Homes, Part 4
                    Homes, Part 5
                    Hospitals
                    Hotels & Motels (also see Restaurants)
                    Lakes - Eliza (located in Porter Township)
                    Lakes - Flint: Burlington Beach, Part 1
                    Lakes - Flint: Burlington Beach, Part 2
                    Lakes - Flint: Blackhawk, Edgewater, & Sheridan Beaches
                    Lakes - Flint: Miscellaneous
                    Lakes - Lakewood
                    Lakes - Long (located in Liberty Township)
                    Lakes - Sagers, Part 1
                    Lakes - Sagers, Part 2
                    Lakes - Wauhob (located in Liberty Township)
                    Multiviews
                    Parades
                    Public Buildings (also see Courthouse, Hospitals)
                    Railroads
                    Restaurants (also see Hotels & Motels)
                    Schools
                    Street Scenes, Part 1
                    Street Scenes, Part 2
                    Miscellaneous
            Valparaiso University

                    Auditorium
                    Buildings - Ag & Domestic Science, Engineering, Gym
                    Buildings - Library, Medical, Union, YMCA
                    College Avenue - University Place
                    Halls - Altruria, Brandt & Wehrenberg, Carboy
                    Halls - Commercial, Dau, Dodge, East, Eiss, Gellersen
                    Halls - Graland, Greenwich, Guild & Memorial, Heritage
                    Halls - Kreinheder, Lankenau, LeBein, Lembke, Mound
                    Halls - Music, Scheele
                    Halls - Science, South, Spindler
                    Halls - Stiles, Union, Vineyard, Wehrenberg
                    Law School, Christ College
                    Memorial Chapel (Gloria Christie Chapel)
                    Multiviews
                    Old College Building, Valparaiso Male & Female College
                    People - Administrators
                    People - Faculty
                    People - Group Photographs
                    Miscellaneous
            Washington Township (Drury's Aerial Images, 1956)
            Westchester Township
(Drury's Aerial Images, 1956)
            Wheeler
            Woodville (also see Liberty Township)
 

Local Porter County Image Websites

    Albums of Porter County - Porter County Museum of History
    Beverly Shores - Beverly Shores Historical Society
    City of Valparaiso - City of Valparaiso
    Hebron Historical Photos - Town of Hebron
    Kankakee River Photographs - Kankakee Valley Historical Society
 

 

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