Monthly Archives: January 2012

Former Pennsylvania Railroad bridge

Drive around northern Indiana and you just may not see many railroad bridges, still in use, looking like this one. This beautiful concrete arch bridge was built in the 1890s for the Pennsylvania Railroad and spans the Eel River in … Continue reading

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Former car sales showroom

Eby Ford is located on U.S. 33 in Goshen on the way to Dunlap and Elkhart and has been for several years. At one time, though, they had a showroom for automobile sales on Goshen’s south side, also on U.S. … Continue reading

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Grand old house on State Road 15

Even today, it stands out as an impressive piece of architecture. Imagine what it must have looked like to the people of the Civil War era when originally built in 1865. The Italianate style house, quite common in that era, … Continue reading

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First Syracuse Community Building

A long time before the present Syracuse Community Center was opened, Syracuse had another community building. This building, now home to a roofing and sheet metal business, once served as a community gathering place. It is located on Pearl Street … Continue reading

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Erie RR clarification

My post dated Dec. 26th concerning the Erie Railroad remnant in Wabash County should have stated the structure was a railroad signal bridge, not an interlocking signal tower. I do apologize; I am learning the different signals and terminology governing … Continue reading

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Two in one

For a few blocks in and just outside downtown Bourbon in Marshall County, two of the most well known old time roads converged and shared the same pavement. This photo was taken on Center Street in downtown where it intersects … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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