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

Battell Park

 
 
Battell Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
1. Battell Park Marker
Inscription. Mishawaka's oldest park, circa 1860s; given to city (1881) by members of Battell family. Features include Civil War soldiers monument (1884); neoclassical copper-domed, brick and limestone bandshell commemorating WWI (1927); exceptional Works Progress Administration rock garden (1937). Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1996.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Citizens of Mishawaka, and Beiger Heritage Corporation. (Marker Number 71.1997.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 41° 39.965′ N, 86° 11.27′ W. Marker is in Mishawaka, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Mishawaka Ave and Charlotte St, on the left when traveling west on W. Mishawaka Ave. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 W. Mishawaka Ave, Mishawaka IN 46545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mishawaka Wars of the Nation Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mishawaka Civil War Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away); Kamm & Schellinger Brewery
Battell Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
2. Battell Park Marker
View to east along W. Mishawaka Avenue
(approx. mile away); Perkins Windmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ball-Band Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph Iron Works (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); First Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mishawaka.
 
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Civil War Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
3. Civil War Soldiers Monument
Neoclassical Bandshell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
4. Neoclassical Bandshell
WPA Rock Garden image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
5. WPA Rock Garden
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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