“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Gary, Indiana Historical Markers

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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 7, 2015
Froebel School Marker
Indiana (Lake County), Gary — 45.2014.1 — Froebel School
Side A Froebel opened here, 1912, as many European immigrants and southern blacks moved to Gary for jobs in steel mills. An experiment in progressive education, it served students of diverse backgrounds and the local community. Despite . . . — Map (db m86967) HM
Indiana (Lake County), Gary — 45.1976.1 — St. John's Lutheran ChurchTolleston
St. John's Church, the oldest surviving institution in Gary and north of the Little Calumet River, began with the work of the Rev. Henry Wunder in the early 1860's. He regularly came from Chicago by horse and buggy. Baptism records date from 1863; . . . — Map (db m64159) HM
Indiana (Lake County), Gary — 45.2014.2 — Stewart Settlement House
Side A Stewart House was organized during depression of 1921 to provide social services for Gary’s black community. A vital neighborhood center for unemployed WWI veterans and southern blacks who migrated for jobs in steel mills, it helped . . . — Map (db m86966) HM

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