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Barker Civic Center

The former Barker Mansion

 
 
Barker Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
1. Barker Civic Center Marker
Inscription.  Given to the people of Michigan City as a cultural and civic center by Mrs. Catherine Barker Hickox in 1968. The original house was built on this site (circa) 1858 by John Barker Sr. (1814-1878). It was reconstructed in 1901 by John H. Barker (1844-1910), prominent industrialist, civic leader and benefactor. Entered on the National Register of Historic Places, Oct. 10, 1975.

Maneat Nomen Sicut Monumentum
(Let the name be the monument)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 41° 42.887′ N, 86° 54.147′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and W. 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 Washington St, Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Log Cabin in Michigan City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elston Grove Historic District (approx. Ό mile away); St. Mary's Parish World War I Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Barker Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
2. Barker Mansion
Marker is to the left of the entrance doors
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Michigan Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naomi Anderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles R. Westcott (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
 
Barker Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
3. Barker Mansion
Located at the northwest corner of the intersection
of Washington Street and W. 7th Street
Barker Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
4. Barker Civic Center Marker
View to north along Washington Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Dec. 9, 2022