Indiana Landmarks News

Hidden Gems

Marktown, East Chicago, Indiana
Marktown Celebrates 100 Years
Hidden Gems

Sandwiched between East Chicago’s hulking steel mills and refineries, the quaint anachronism called Marktown originated in 1917 as a planned community for workers

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Stars and Daffodils at Goethe Link Observatory
Hidden Gems

Goethe Link, a surgeon and a founder of the IU School of Medicine, was also an avid stargazer that in 1939 he built an observatory at his country house in northwest Morgan County.

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Cambridge City, Indiana
Cambridge City: Historic Transportation Crossroads
Hidden Gems

The transportation history that shaped Cambridge City remains evident today in early nineteenth-century architecture and an annual festival.

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Indiana War Memorial Shrine Room
Indiana War Memorial Shrine Room
Hidden Gems

Among the historic war memorials in our Hoosier homeland, the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis is a blockbuster, and its star is the Shrine Room.

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Potter-Haan House, Lafayette
A House That’s Logged a Lot of Miles
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We’ve heard of house moves, and we’ve been responsible for some, but none quite as ambitious and grand as the move of Lafayette’s Potter-Haan House. It traveled all the way from Connecticut to Missouri before coming to rest in Indiana back in 1904.

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Lost Bridge
A Good Reason to Get Lost
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No one can say for sure how Dearborn County Bridge #15 acquired the more dramatic name “Lost Bridge.” Stand on its steel deck, however, where it crosses Laughery Creek on Bells Branch Road, and you feel like you are somewhere far, far away.

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Oldenburg Village of Spires
Danke Schoen, Oldenburg
Hidden Gems

For an unforgettable view, drive into Oldenburg from the north where scenic hills frame the European-looking small town. Known as the “Village of the Spires” for the multiple church steeples that punctuate its skyline, the town offers a visitor experience quite different from any other place in eastern Indiana.

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Florida Tropical House, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Today!
Hidden Gems

Nestled in the dunes overlooking Indiana’s crescent of Lake Michigan shoreline, you might be surprised to find five homes that once embodied the bright future of American architecture… and very nearly became part of its past.

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Grotesque at Bass Mansion in Fort Wayne
Gargoyles vs. Grotesques
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In terms of public recognition, gargoyles outstrip grotesques, even though grotesques far outnumber gargoyles. Why is this? And what the heck is a grotesque, anyway?

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