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Brick garage on a corner in Goshen

Anyone driving on College Avenue and going by County Road 27, or Dierdorff Road, in Goshen has probably noticed this old brick garage sitting by itself off the southwest corner of College and Dierdorff. I’m told there was a house … Continue reading

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Rural church near New Paris dates back to 1850s

Although at first glance the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren probably doesn’t look to be very old, if you look closer you can see some evidence of the original church. This church is located on County Road 46 in … Continue reading

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House a reminder of former Gorsuch farm

It seems there is a story associated with every old farmhouse seen in rural areas. Naturally I became curious when seeing this old farmhouse on County Road 32, just west of Old County Road 17 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County. … Continue reading

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House was built for Violett family

Older houses are certainly part of the history of a city. They are also often a pleasure to look at because they were built with style and elegance. In the photo is a house built for the Violett family located … Continue reading

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Barn is located in Jefferson Township

I think it is probably pretty obvious by now I like to photograph older farm barns. Year by year, they are being torn down and often replaced with pole barns. Shown is a transverse-frame type barn on County Road 20 … Continue reading

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Another barn within the town of Milford

First of all, I want to wish everyone who looks at this blog a Happy Easter! This week I’m posting something on a third barn I found within the town limits of Milford in Kosciusko County. This one is located … Continue reading

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Dierdorff Cemetery has quite the history

And here’s yet one more example of local history being shown in a cemetery. Dierdorff Cemetery is on State Road 15 on the south end of Goshen near the Goshen College campus. As the name implies, many of the Dierdorff … Continue reading

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Old barn a picture of Milford’s past

Back in December I posted information about an old horse stable or barn in the town of Milford. Here’s another one I found in Milford. It is located on Catherine Street between James and East streets. This is on the … Continue reading

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Eel River Cemetery in Kosciusko County

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I believe it bears repeating. The combination of a rural cemetery and church is not so common these days. Many of the churches have closed and the buildings have been removed. But there are … Continue reading

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Trace of a former mill in Baintertown

Long ago, there was a community known as Baintertown in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, north of New Paris. There were a few businesses in Baintertown including a store and a few mills. I’ve seen an old photo of the woolen … Continue reading

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