Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sign commemorates former Jefferson Township School

According to Dean Garber’s book about one-room schools in Elkhart County, construction began in 1928 on a two-story building on the northwest corner of State Road 15 and County Road 20 in Jefferson Township, Elkhart County. By 1929, Jefferson Township … Continue reading

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Home was originally built by Violett

A few weeks ago I posted something for Waterford Mills in Elkhart County and I’m back in the small, unincorporated community once again. This house on State Road 15, across from the former inn building, was originally built by William … Continue reading

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1920s garage in Whitley County

In South Whitley, Whitley County, there are several older houses built in the later 1800s still standing. Some of these still have old detached garages still standing, too. This detached garage in the 200 block of North State Street, also … Continue reading

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Building once served as a firehouse in Syracuse

On Dolan Drive, just south off Main Street in Syracuse, sits a small building that doesn’t particularly stand out in any way. According to Kosciusko County property records found online, the wood frame building was originally built in 1919. But … Continue reading

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Early alignment of Route 66 in Illinois

I don’t do this often, but I’m going to stray this week from the local history to something more commonly known on even a national level. If you are familiar at all with famous American highways, Route 66 is one … Continue reading

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