Monthly Archives: March 2013

Abandoned Wabash Railroad bridge

The long defunct Wabash Railroad crossed Elkhart County on its way west to Chicago. Between the small communities of Benton and New Paris in Benton Township it crossed the Elkhart River. Shown are the remnants of a wooden railroad bridge. … Continue reading

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Old State Road 15 alignment

State road alignments have changed through time for various reasons including, among others, to account for the increase in speed of automobiles. In the late 1920s and early 1930s many state highways in Indiana were either newly built or an … Continue reading

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Site of one-room schoolhouse in Elkhart County

Admittedly, nothing stands out about this photo of the southwest corner of county roads 19 and 36 in Elkhart County. But the Michael School, a one-room schoolhouse, used to stand there. In about 1880 a brick building was built on … Continue reading

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Former South Whitley hardware building

Main drags in towns often still have historic buildings standing. This building on the east side of State Street (State Road 5) in South Whitley, Whitley County, was originally built in 1906. It was originally known as the M.H. Maston … Continue reading

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Elkhart Train Depot

Built in 1900 and easily more than 100 years old, this building still serves as a train station. The beautiful red brick building was originally built as a depot for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad in Elkhart. In … Continue reading

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