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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Michigan City, Indiana

Clickable Map of LaPorte County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> LaPorte County, IN (61) Jasper County, IN (15) Porter County, IN (34) St. Joseph County, IN (81) Starke County, IN (7) Berrien County, MI (77)  LaPorteCounty(61) LaPorte County (61)  JasperCounty(15) Jasper County (15)  PorterCounty(34) Porter County (34)  St.JosephCounty(81) St. Joseph County (81)  StarkeCounty(7) Starke County (7)  BerrienCountyMichigan(77) Berrien County (77)
LaPorte is the county seat for LaPorte County
Michigan City is in LaPorte County
      LaPorte County (61)  
      Jasper County (15)  
      Porter County (34)  
      St. Joseph County (81)  
      Starke County (7)  
      Berrien County, Michigan (77)  
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1Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Barker Civic CenterThe former Barker Mansion
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 . . . Map (db m77403) HM
2Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Battle of Trail Creek — Dec. 5, 1780 —
In the aftermath of George Rogers Clark’s conquest, skirmishers from Cahokia led by Capt. B. Hamelin and Lt. T. Brady, who had raided Fort St. Joseph, were defeated and captured near here by fur-trader Etienne Champion and Potawatomi allies of the . . . Map (db m72908) HM
3Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — 46.1996.1 — Camp Anderson
One of three Civil War training camps in La Porte County. Site is one fourth mile west. Named for Colonel Edward Anderson. Used 1863-1864 to train Indiana Union volunteers of the 127th, 128th, and 129th regiments.Map (db m969) HM
4Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Charles R. Westcott
Westcott Park, a gateway to Michigan City, is dedicated in memory of Charles R. Westcott, whose lifetime of extraordinary service, especially to children, significantly enriched our community. For nearly 50 years, Westcott . . . Map (db m202852) HM
5Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Elston Grove Historic District
The role of education is well-evidenced in two of the largest buildings in the district. The Public Library and the Central School were constructed on opposite sides of East 8th Street. While other schools were constructed in Michigan City, . . . Map (db m202871) HM
6Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — First Log Cabin in Michigan City
1833                         1933 In August 1833 Jacob Furman assisted by B.F. Bryant built on this site the first log cabin in Michigan CityMap (db m77447) HM
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7Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Civil War Memorial
Presented by The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War - 1861-1865 In memory of our Fathers and The Grand Army of the Republic June 12, 1939Map (db m72910) WM
8Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Civil War Memorial
(South Face) One Country One Flag Sponsored by the Woman's Releif Corps Geo. V. Rawson Post 46 Dept. Ind. G.A.R. (East, North, and West Faces) (List of Names)Map (db m77435) WM
9Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Civil War Monument
. . . Map (db m75678) WM
10Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City GAR Memorial
In Memory Of The Grand Army Of The RepublicMap (db m75720) WM
11Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Lighthouse
This lighthouse built in 1858 replaced 1837 lighthouse built at water's edge. Remodeled in 1904. Light placed at end of pier. Seven keepers and fourteen assistant keepers served here 1837-1940.Map (db m75722) HM
12Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Memorial Plaza
This memorial plaza dedicated to all Veterans by a grateful communityMap (db m77365) WM
13Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m75721) WM
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14Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City World War I Memorial
Lest We Forget "Our Boys" Who Answered Their Country's Call in the World War 1917 — 1918Map (db m75702) WM
15Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan City World War II Memorial
1941 — 1945 Dedicated To The Memory Of These Our Boys And All Who Served in World War II Gilford Albertson S.M. 3/C • Sgt. James Allie • Lt. Walter Baranowski • Cpl. Stanley Batuzik • Pvt. Bernard Baxter • Ens. John T. . . . Map (db m77402) WM
16Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Michigan Road
Michigan Road from the Ohio River to Lake Michigan passed this cornerMap (db m72909) HM
17Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Millennium Plaza
This historic site once the location of the Smith Brothers Cough Drop Factory, has been dedicated by the city of Michigan City for the use and enjoyment of all of its citizens and visitors. We commemorate the celebration of the New Millennium and . . . Map (db m163390) HM
18Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Naomi AndersonHometown Suffragist
Naomi Bowman Talbert Anderson was born on March 1, 1843, in Michigan City, Indiana. Her parents, Elijah and Guilly Ann Bowman were born free people of color. Although schools in Indiana were segregated, Naomi was invited to enroll in Michigan . . . Map (db m202851) HM
19Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — P.F.C. Kenneth L. Scott Memorial
In Memory of P.F.C. Kenneth L. Scott Killed in Action Vietnam    Sept. 6, 1966Map (db m78144) WM
20Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Private First Class Daniel D. BruceUnited States Marine Corps
Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Place and Date: Fire Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. 1 March 1969. . . . Map (db m77364) HM WM
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21Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain
Roger McKee was a talented and visionary civic leader. This fountain is dedicated to his decades of public service and humanitarian causes. His proudest accomplishments were the preservation of the land which this Millennium Plaza is located . . . Map (db m163391) HM
22Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — S S Eastland Disaster
The S.S. Eastland was a Great Lakes excursion ship bound for Michigan City, Indiana from Chicago, Illinois on July 24, 1915. With 2,501 passengers on board, the ship capsized during boarding while in the Chicago River. Tragically, 844 lives . . . Map (db m193955) HM
23Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Saint Stanislaus Cemetery World War II Memorial
In Memory of Our Heroes Who Died for Their Country In World War II May They Rest in Peace T/SGT. Frank Skwiat     5–1943 • ENS. Ed. P. Komasinski     12–1943 • G.M. 1/C Ted. Pytynia     1–1944 • E.M. 2/C Matthew S. . . . Map (db m77445) WM
24Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — St. Mary's Parish World War I Memorial and Honor Roll
(Front Panel) 1917          1919 In Piam Memoriam Erected to the greater glory of God And in memory of these four young men of St. Mary's Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives for God and Country . . . Map (db m77393) WM
25Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — 46.2010.1 — The Lincoln Funeral Train
Front Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral was April 19, 1865 at the White House. The funeral train left for Springfield, Illinois April 21 directed by military; stops en route allowed the public to pay homage. From Indianapolis, . . . Map (db m60670) HM
26Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Washington Park Historic District
Constructed on the east side of Trail Creek, Washington Park has been Michigan City's dominant playground for over 100 years. The park's lakeside setting includes the Michigan City Lighthouse and Pier built in 1858/1904. First established as . . . Map (db m163374) HM
27Indiana, LaPorte County, Michigan City — Washington Park Historic District
The Washington Park Zoo began in 1928, due in large part to cast-off or injured exotic animals and pets once cared for by the fire department. During the Great Depression, New Deal programs under the Works Progress Administration assisted the . . . Map (db m201678) HM
28Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — A Showcase For Cypress'The Wood Eternal' — Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore —
Unlike the ultra-modern homes of steel, stone, and glass constructed for the Century of Progress, the Cypress Log Cabin provided a refreshing contrast in terms of the material it was constructed with and its rustic design. Sponsored by the . . . Map (db m161346) HM
29Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — Century Of Progress Homes: Historic DistrictIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Real estate developer Robert Bartlett purchased five demonstration houses from the 1933-34 Chicago World's fair. He moved four of the Century of Progress Homes by barge across Lake Michigan to Beverly Shores and one by truck. These houses . . . Map (db m161344) HM
30Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House'Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Intended as a showcase of modern design and innovative building materials, this house played a pioneering role in the development of passive solar heating. This was much to the surprise of its Chicago architect, George Fred Keck. One cold . . . Map (db m161342) HM
31Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — Made In Lafayette: An Experiment in Home BuildingIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Walter Scholer, an architect from Lafayette, Indiana, known for designing many buildings on Purdue University's campus, designed the Wieboldt-Rostone House. This Century of Progress Home was created to showcase Rostone, an exciting new . . . Map (db m161337) HM
32Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — The Armco-Ferro House: Mass Produced And AffordableIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Armco-Ferro House, designed by Robert Smith, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, was an ode to the virtues of porcelain enamel and steel-expressed in the form of a prefabricated home. It is the only remaining Century of Progress home that met the . . . Map (db m161339) HM
33Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — The Florida House: Home, Cruise Ship, and MoreIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"In a sense, this Florida house is a manifesto for the whole sub-tropical world or for any place where open air living is desirable, for it is a house which brings the indoors out and the outdoors in." Raley, Dorothy . . . Map (db m161341) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023