Indiana Landmarks News

Hidden Gems

Moscow Bridge Reopening Credit Marsh Davis
Spanning History
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Locals call them the Cadillacs of covered bridges. Painted white, with brackets at the roofline and decorative scrollwork near the entry, the clapboard spans built by the Kennedy family in the late 1800s and early 1900s offer sturdy paths across waterways and picturesque hallmarks of Rush County.

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Take a Dark Journey Through the Medora Covered Bridge
Hidden Gems

Seven floods and a bypass could not sink the Medora Covered Bridge, the longest historic covered span in the United States, now a pedestrian bridge.

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Like a Prayer: the Modern Marvel of Gary’s St. Augustine’s Church
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With its roof curved like hands folded in prayer, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church cuts a striking silhouette in Gary’s Tolleston neighborhood. This Modern landmark was the first “home of their own” for the African-American congregation of St. Augustine’s, who were not welcome in the established Episcopal church in Gary.

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Classical Glass
Hidden Gems, Tours

If you’re intrigued by industrial landmarks, you must visit Kokomo Opalescent Glass, a company that has been making colored sheet glass since 1888, in the same place and pretty much the same way today as it did in the beginning.

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Legume Leader: Hurst Beans of Indianapolis
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The N.K. Hurst Company has been manufacturing beans for nearly three-quarters of a century from its historic surrounds on Indianapolis’s near south side.

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No Late Fines, Talking Encouraged at Evansville Children’s Museum
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Now home to the Koch Family Children’s Museum, Evansville’s Central Library is a great example of adaptive reuse.

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Michigan City - Old Lighthouse Museum 1858
Guiding Lights: Michigan City’s Historic Lighthouses
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Lighthouses? In Indiana? Yes, weather can get wild on our sliver of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the state, and in pre-radar days, ships needed the lighthouse for guidance. Michigan City boasts Indiana’s oldest lighthouse, built in 1858.

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