Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bridge pilings for Winona Interuban

On its run from Goshen to Peru, the Winona Interurban Railway line crossed Tinkey Creek southwest of Warsaw. Shown are a few wooden pilings for a bridge for the railway that crossed the creek. They can be seen from County … Continue reading

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Former Jackson Township Schoolhouse

Can you imagine going to school in a building this size? Not likely, but it used to be normal for those living in rural areas. Shown is the former Gilbert School building at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway near Columbia City

In the 1920s, before the federal highway numbering system took effect, there was the Lincoln Highway in Whitley County, Indiana. Shown is the old Lincoln Highway northwest of Columbia City on a stretch of road now known as Lincolnway West. … Continue reading

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Stone arch bridge

Shown is a rare example of a surviving stone arch bridge in northern Indiana. This one was built by Hawks Furniture Company to move goods and people between both sides of the Millrace Canal in Goshen. It was built in … Continue reading

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They once said “fill ‘er up”

Now a car lot, this building on U.S. 33 on Goshen’s south side, across from Goshen High School, used to be a gas station. Originally built in 1927, it was once known as the Indian gas station. At the time … Continue reading

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