Monthly Archives: August 2013

Interurban line never materialized in Syracuse

Go to the Syracuse Cemetery in Kosciusko County and almost immediately after entering look to the right. You will see what is shown in the photo. In the early 1900s a proposed electric interurban railway line that would have come … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Garage building in Wakarusa

As shown above the entrance, this former garage building in downtown Wakarusa, Elkhart County, dates to 1917. It is on West Waterford Street near the intersection with Elkhart Street in the main square. Art Deco is the architectural style and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ghost town of Goblesville

Goblesville is now considered a ghost town in Huntington County. Very faint traces remain of the small town in Clear Creek Township, north of Huntington near the Whitley County line. It was named after Peter “Roy” Goble who first settled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Church building in Harrison Township

St. John’s Lutheran Church is one of the oldest church buildings still standing in Elkhart County. Built in 1853, it originally served a considerably smaller rural population at that time. Located in Harrison Township at the intersection of county roads … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment