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Mishawaka in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Normain Heights Subdivision

 
 
Normain Heights Subdivision Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
1. Normain Heights Subdivision Marker
Inscription. Veterans' Homes of Mishawaka, Inc., founded by veterans, 1946, built (1947-1949) to counter housing shortage after World War II. 315 houses built on battle-named streets to seven designs; innovative features: aluminum siding, complete kitchen and bath, central heating, landscaping. Part of national trend for planned suburban communities.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Beiger Heritage Corporation. (Marker Number 71.1997.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.896′ N, 86° 10.874′ W. Marker is in Mishawaka, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is on N. Main St 0.1 miles north of E. McKinley Ave, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in the front yard of Mishawaka Fire Station 2. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2332 N. Main St, Mishawaka IN 46545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ball-Band Factory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mishawaka Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battell Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mishawaka Wars of the Nation Memorial
Normain Heights Subdivision Marker Along N. Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
2. Normain Heights Subdivision Marker Along N. Main Street
View to north
(approx. 1.2 miles away); First Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); St. Joseph Iron Works (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Mishawaka Fish Ladder (approx. 1.3 miles away); Perkins Windmill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mishawaka.
 
Regarding Normain Heights Subdivision. The battle-named streets of the subdivision are Ardennes Ave, Palau Ave, Bastogne Ave, Leyte Ave, St. Lo Ave, Guam Ave, and Normandy Dr.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Subdivision streets are named after battles of World War II image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
3. Subdivision streets are named after battles of World War II
The subdivision and its homes have not been substantially altered since the 1940s image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
4. The subdivision and its homes have not been substantially altered since the 1940s
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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