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Northwest Indiana Views

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LAKE COUNTY IMAGES
[currently featuring 1,023 historical images]

Churches
Courthouse
Generics
Hotels-Motels
Parks
Public Buildings
Schools
Street Scenes

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses (also see Industry)
Churches
Generics
Industry (also see Businesses)
Multiviews
Parks
Public Buildings
Railroads
Schools
Street Scenes

  • Gary (also see Glen Park, Miller, Tolleston)

Businesses (also see Industry)
Churches
Generics
Hospitals
Hotels-Motels (also see Restaurants)
Industry (also see Businesses)
Multiviews
Panoramic Views
Parks
Public Buildings (also see Parks)
Railroads
Restaurants (also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses (also see Industry)
Churches
Courthouse
Generics
Hospitals
Hotels-Motels (also see Restaurants)
Industry (also see Businesses)
Multiviews
Parks
Public Buildings
Railroads
Restaurants (also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes

Miscellaneous

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Churches
Generics
Hotels-Motels
(also see Restaurants)
Industry
Lake George
Multiviews
Railroads
Restaurants
(also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

  • Indiana Harbor (also see East Chicago)

Businesses (also see Industry)
Churches
Generics
Hotels-Motels
Industry (also see Businesses)
Lake Michigan
Parks
Public Buildings
Schools
Street Scenes

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses
Churches
Generics
Multiviews
Parks
Public Buildings
Railroads
Schools
Street Scenes
Theatres

Businesses
Churches
Generics
Homes
Hotels-Motels (also see Restaurants)
People
Public Buildings
Railroads
Restaurants (also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

Churches
Hotels-Motels (also see Restaurants)
Industry
Multiviews
Parks
Public Buildings
Restaurants (also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes

NEWTON COUNTY IMAGES
[currently featuring 25 historical images]

PORTER COUNTY IMAGES
[currently featuring 2,259 historical images]

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses
Churches
Generics
Homes
Hotels-Motels
Littleville
(miniature town within a town)
Multiviews
People
Railroads
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

  • Crisman

  • Crocker (also see Liberty Township)

  • Dunes State Park (also see Porter Beach/Waverly Beach, Tremont)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Churches
Generics
Kankakee River
Multiviews
Natural Disasters
Public Buildings
Railroads
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses
Churches
Generics
Homes
Hotels-Motels
Natural Disasters
Parades
Railroads
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

Businesses
Churches
Enchanted Forest Amusement Park
Generics
Homes
Hotels and Motels
(also see Restaurants)
Knott's Mineral Springs
Mineral Springs Horse Racing Track
Multiviews
Public Buildings
Railroads
(includes 1921 train wreck)
Restaurants (also see Hotels and Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes
Miscellaneous

Birdseye Views (aerial views)
Businesses
Churches
Courthouse
Generics
Homes, Part 1
Homes, Part 2
Homes, Part 3
Homes, Part 4
Homes, Part 5
Hospitals
Hotels-Motels
(also see Restaurants)
Lakes - Eliza
(located in Porter Township)
Lakes - Flint: Burlington Beach
Lakes - Flint: Blackhawk, Edgewater, and Sheridan Beaches
Lakes - Flint: Miscellaneous
Lakes - Lakewood
Lakes - Long
(located in Liberty Township)
Lakes - Sager's, Part 1
Lakes - Sager's, Part 2
Lakes - Wauhob
(located in Liberty Township)
Multiviews
Parades
Public Buildings
(also see Courthouse, Hospitals)
Railroads
Restaurants
(also see Hotels-Motels)
Schools
Street Scenes, Part 1
Street Scenes, Part 2
Miscellaneous

  • Valparaiso University

Auditorium
Buildings - Agricultural & Domestic Science, Engineering, Gymnasium
Buildings - Library, Medical, Union, YMCA
College Avenue-University Place
Halls - Altruria, Brandt & Wehrenberg, Carboy
Halls - Commercial, Dau, Dodge, East, Eiss
Halls - Graland, Greenwich, Guild & Memorial, Heritage
Halls - Kreinheder, Lembke, Mound & Columbia
Halls - Music, Scheele
Halls - Science, South, Spindler
Halls - Stiles, Union, Vineyard, Wehrenberg
Law School
Memorial Chapel (Gloria Christie Chapel)
Multiviews
Old College Building, Valparaiso Male & Female College
People - Administrators
People - Faculty

People - Group Photographs
Miscellaneous

NWIGS wishes to thank the following individuals for contributing images to this collection: Gerald Born, Jennifer Bumann, Tim Cole, Mike Fleming, Ed Iwinski Jr., Gregory Jancosek, Joanne Iwinski Miller, Trent D. Pendley, Stella Rainford, Carl O. Reed, Susan (Schaller) Scimeca, Sandra Ludwig Shelton, Steve Shook, and Doug Wolfe.
 


Other Websites Containing Northwest Indiana Views:
Beverly Shores - Beverly Shores Historical Society, Archived Images
City of Valparaiso - City of Valparaiso, Indiana
Gary - Gary: "America's Magic Industrial City"
Gary Photo-History Tour - Gary Historical and Cultural Society
Hammond Antique Postcards - Hammond, Indiana: Online City Guide
Hammond High School, Class of 1959 - click "Hammond Photos"
Hebron Historical Photos - Town of Hebron, Indiana
Hobart History - Hobart Middle School
Images of Indiana Architecture - Indiana Historic Architecture
Kankakee River Photographs - Kankakee Valley Historical Society
Lowell Photo Album - Lowell, Indiana, Public Library
Mid-American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. - Northwest Indiana
Postcard Images of Gary Landmarks - Indiana Historic Architecture
U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971 - IU Digital Library


Regional Postcard and Picture Books Available for Purchase:
Along the Calumet River - by Cynthia L. Ogorek
Beverly Shores: A Suburban Dunes Resort - by Jim Morrow
Gary, Indiana: A Centennial Celebration - by Kendall F. Svengalis
Gary's Central Business Community - by Dharathula Millender
Gary's East Side - by John C. Trafny
Gary's West Side: The Horace Mann Neighborhood - by John C. Trafny
Munster - by Edward N. Hmurovic
Polish Community of Gary - by John C. Trafny
Portage Township (Porter County) - by Dennis Norman and James Wright
Porter County Lakes and Resorts - by Larry G. Eggleston
Valparaiso: Looking Back, Moving Forward - by Lanette Mullins


Are you interested in postcards as they relate to genealogical and family history research? If yes, then here are a few online sources of information that may be of interest to you.

How to Date a Postcard:
A Brief Guide to Identifying and Dating Postcards in the US
Postcard Dating Guide - by Andrew J. Morris
Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards
Playle's Directory of Stamp Boxes - useful for dating real photo postcards

Postcards and Genealogy:
Postcards and Genealogy

Interesting Sites:
America As It Was - A Tour of the USA via Vintage Postcards
National Trust Library - "Windows Into the Past" postcard collection