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    • Brown Mansion, Chesterton

    • Brown family; Brown, George; Architecture; Agriculture
    • The red brick house at 700 W. Porter Avenue was built in 1885 for George Brown. Constructed in the Queen Anne style popular at that time, the home featured hand-carved fireplaces and oak stair railings, frescoed ceilings, gingerbread trim, and...
    • World War II Scrap Drive

    • World War II; Home Front
    • Westchester Township citizens scoured their basements and garages in September of 1942 to salvage scrap metal in aid of the war effort. Chesterton Town Marshall Joe LaRoche, on the pile wearing a black tie and hat, is shown supervising the growing...
    • Furness Home, Furnessville

    • Home Life; Furness family; furnishings
    • The library of the E.L. Furness residence, which still stands near U.S. Highway 20 in Furnessville, is seen above. Constructed in 1881 of local brick, the Federal-style 12-room home featured a well-stocked library. The round, wooden openings...
    • Baillytown School, 1921

    • Education; Schools; Children
    • Margaret Larson stands in front of Baillytown School with some of her students in 1921. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, before paved roads and reliable transportation were common, eight small schoolhouses dotted Westchester Township to serve...
    • South Shore Train

    • Transportation; South Shore Railroad
    • Nicknamed "The Little Train that Could," the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad has provided commuter and recreational transportation for the residents of Westchester Township since 1908. The original orange passenger cars were replaced...
    • Counties of La Grange and Noble, Indiana

    • LaGrange County (Ind.) -- Biography; LaGrange County (Ind.) -- History; Noble County (Ind.) -- Biography;Noble County (Ind.) -- History
    • Part I, History of La Grange county, by J. H. Herick with township histories by various contributors. Part II, History of Noble county, by Weston A. Goodspeed with biographical sketches edited by Charles Blanchard.
    • 1922-1923 Bloomington City Directory

    • Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Addresses -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Addresses -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Advertisements -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Churches -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Cities and towns -- Indiana -- Monroe...
    • A List of Inhabitants, Their Residence and Occupation, A Classified Commercial Directory, A Complete Directory of Householders Arranged by Streets and Consecutive Numbers on Houses; A complete record of churches, schools, secret and benevolent...
    • 1852 Chesterton Depot

    • Railroads; Michigan Southern Railroad; depot; clothing
    • Lounging on the platform outside the original wooden Michigan Southern depot around the turn of the century were (left to right): John Thompson, William A. Wood, and Willard Place. The two men on the right are thought to be L. Wicter and Albert...
    • Driftwood

    • Gray, Alice; Diana of the Dunes; Indiana Dunes
    • A photograph of Alice Gray's cabin on the lake called "Driftwood" taken by Captain C.H. Robinson. Robinson wrote on the back of the photograph, "A girl who was a graduate of the University of Chi. and a Ph D. turned hermit and lived in this shack...
    • Bailly Family

    • Bailly family; Howe, Rose Bailly; Howe, Frances Rose; Howe, Rose Frances
    • Rose Bailly Howe, daughter of one of the first Euro-American settlers of Westchester Township, Joseph Bailly, is seen here in the early 1850s with her daughters. Her younger daughter, Frances Rose, is pictured on the left, and her elder daughter,...
    • Ann Morgan Thomas (1822-1865)

    • Thomas, Ann Morgan (1822-1865); Thomas Family; Morgan Family
    • Ann Morgan was the eldest daughter of the area's first settlers, Jesse and Jane Morgan. She married William Thomas II, son of early landowner William Thomas Sr., in 1845. Of their thirteen children, only two, Elena and Elias, survived to...
    • William Thomas II (1818-1865)

    • Thomas, William II (1818 - 1865)
    • William, son of early landowner William Thomas Sr., married Ann, eldest daughter of first settlers Jesse and Jane Morgan, in 1845. William ran a local saw mill and operated a store. In 1852 he platted the town of Calumet (later Chesterton) and...
    • Furness Family, Founders of Furnessville

    • Furness family; Leigh, E.B.; Leigh, Clara Furness; Leigh, Dr. E.B.; Furness, Louise; Furness, E.L.
    • This picture was taken during a visit by the Furness's daughter and son-in-law and his parents from Chicago. Pictured in front of the Furness home are (from left to right): Mrs. Wymer, Mr. Leigh's secretary; Mrs. E.B. Leigh; Clara Furness Leigh;...

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