Indiana Landmarks News

Hidden Gems

Working Men's Institute, New Harmony
Knowledge is Power at Indiana’s Oldest Public Library
Hidden Gems

Part library, part museum, part memorial to a Utopian dream, the Working Men’s Institute in New Harmony offers a unique glimpse of early nineteenth-century history and one man’s commitment to the power of knowledge.

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Goshen Police Booth
Crime Stopper: Goshen’s Tiny Police Booth
Hidden Gems

At the corner of Main and Lincoln on Goshen’s courthouse square, an unassuming building gave the people of Goshen the reassurance they needed to sleep peacefully at night during the Great Depression.

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Tyson Methodist Temple, Versailles
Pointing the Way to Heaven
Hidden Gems

James Tyson, Versailles native and co-founder of Walgreen’s, left his hometown an impressive architectural legacy in the form of Tyson Methodist Temple.

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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
Hidden Gems, Tours

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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