National Register of Historic Places listings in Porter County, Indiana

Location of Porter County in Indiana

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Porter County, Indiana.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Porter County, Indiana, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.[1]

There are 36 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark.

Properties and districts located in incorporated areas display the name of the municipality, while properties and districts in unincorporated areas display the name of their civil township. Properties and districts split between multiple jurisdictions display the names of all jurisdictions.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 16, 2016.[2]

Current listings

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Joseph Bailly Homestead
Joseph Bailly Homestead
October 15, 1966
West of Porter on U.S. Route 20 on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
41°37′23″N 87°05′39″W / 41.623056°N 87.094167°W / 41.623056; -87.094167 (Joseph Bailly Homestead)
Porter Joseph Bailly acquired the Homestead and surrounding lands during the 1830s when the Calumet was opened to white settlement. When he died in 1835, the Homestead went to his wife.
2 Bartlett Real Estate Office
Bartlett Real Estate Office
March 23, 2004
500 S. Broadway
41°40′24″N 86°59′12″W / 41.673333°N 86.986667°W / 41.673333; -86.986667 (Bartlett Real Estate Office)
Beverly Shores
3 Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad Station
Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad Station
July 19, 1989
Broadway Ave. and U.S. Route 12
41°40′24″N 86°59′09″W / 41.673333°N 86.985833°W / 41.673333; -86.985833 (Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad Station)
Beverly Shores Beverly Shores Station is the last example of the "Insull Spanish" architecture style used for station houses along the electric railroad lines acquired by Samuel Insull in the first part of the twentieth century.
4 Beverly Shores-Century of Progress Architectural District
Beverly Shores-Century of Progress Architectural District
June 30, 1986
208, 210, 212, 214, and 215 Lake Front Dr.
41°41′03″N 87°00′06″W / 41.684167°N 87.001667°W / 41.684167; -87.001667 (Beverly Shores-Century of Progress Architectural District)
Beverly Shores The Century of Progress Architectural District consists of five buildings, all from the Homes of Tomorrow Exhibition during the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair which took place in Chicago.
5 Conrad and Catherine Bloch House
Conrad and Catherine Bloch House
June 23, 2011
608 Academy St.
41°28′25″N 87°03′52″W / 41.473611°N 87.064444°W / 41.473611; -87.064444 (Conrad and Catherine Bloch House)
6 George Brown Mansion
George Brown Mansion
August 28, 1998
700 W. Porter Ave.
41°36′25″N 87°03′41″W / 41.606944°N 87.061389°W / 41.606944; -87.061389 (George Brown Mansion)
7 Chesterton Commercial Historic District
Chesterton Commercial Historic District
September 9, 1999
109-193 N. Calumet Rd. and 130-134 N. Calumet Rd.
41°36′39″N 87°03′08″W / 41.610833°N 87.052222°W / 41.610833; -87.052222 (Chesterton Commercial Historic District)
Chesterton The town's location along the railroad helped industry to grow. Soon, there was a cooperage, sawmills, a washing machine factory, and an organ company. Among the better examples of the towns growth are the commercial building on the southwest corner of Broadway and Calumet Rd, and the old Chesterton Tribune Building.
8 Chesterton Residential Historic District
Chesterton Residential Historic District
December 24, 2009
Roughly a two-block area between Lincoln and W. Indiana Aves.
41°36′32″N 87°03′13″W / 41.608889°N 87.053611°W / 41.608889; -87.053611 (Chesterton Residential Historic District)
9 Collier Lodge Site
Collier Lodge Site
December 24, 2009
1099 Baum's Bridge Rd., southwest of Kouts[6]
41°16′32″N 87°04′18″W / 41.275556°N 87.071667°W / 41.275556; -87.071667 (Collier Lodge Site)
Pleasant Township
10 Norris and Harriet Coambs Lustron House
Norris and Harriet Coambs Lustron House
September 17, 1992
411 Bowser Ave.
41°36′29″N 87°02′44″W / 41.607917°N 87.045694°W / 41.607917; -87.045694 (Norris and Harriet Coambs Lustron House)
11 Dune Acres Clubhouse
Dune Acres Clubhouse
January 25, 2007
Clubhouse Dr.
41°39′08″N 87°05′10″W / 41.652222°N 87.086111°W / 41.652222; -87.086111 (Dune Acres Clubhouse)
Dune Acres
12 Clinton D. Gilson Barn
Clinton D. Gilson Barn
September 20, 1984
522 W. 650S, northeast of Hebron
41°20′22″N 87°09′59″W / 41.339444°N 87.166389°W / 41.339444; -87.166389 (Clinton D. Gilson Barn)
Boone Township
13 Good Fellow Club Youth Camp
Good Fellow Club Youth Camp
August 8, 2013
700 Howe Rd.
41°37′36″N 87°06′02″W / 41.626667°N 87.100556°W / 41.626667; -87.100556 (Good Fellow Club Youth Camp)
14 Haste-Crumpacker House
Haste-Crumpacker House
June 24, 2010
208 N Michigan St.
41°28′14″N 87°03′31″W / 41.470556°N 87.058611°W / 41.470556; -87.058611 (Haste-Crumpacker House)
15 Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall
July 12, 1976
Campus Mall, S. College Ave.
41°27′43″N 87°03′15″W / 41.461944°N 87.054167°W / 41.461944; -87.054167 (Heritage Hall)
Valparaiso Heritage Hall is the oldest building on the campus of Valparaiso University. Erected in 1875, the building was named Flint Hall after the contractor. It was renamed after Richard Aaron Heritage, head of the music department from 1878-1894.
16 Imre and Maria Horner House
Imre and Maria Horner House
September 25, 1996
2 Merrivale Ave.
41°41′32″N 86°58′46″W / 41.692361°N 86.979444°W / 41.692361; -86.979444 (Imre and Maria Horner House)
Beverly Shores
17 Immanuel Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church
February 19, 1982
308 N. Washington St.
41°28′17″N 87°03′39″W / 41.471389°N 87.060833°W / 41.471389; -87.060833 (Immanuel Lutheran Church)
Valparaiso The congregation was founded in 1862 by 45 German families. The church was erected in 1891 by Henry Lemster and his son Charles.
18 Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic
Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic
December 6, 1984
102 Washington St.
41°28′09″N 87°03′38″W / 41.469028°N 87.060556°W / 41.469028; -87.060556 (Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic)
Valparaiso The Loring Residence and Clinic was the first facility built to provide medical services to the community. Dr Loring used his home as his medical office until his death in 1914.
19 William McCallum House
William McCallum House
January 25, 2007
507 E. Lincolnway
41°28′05″N 87°03′14″W / 41.468056°N 87.053889°W / 41.468056; -87.053889 (William McCallum House)
20 Charles S. and Mary McGill House
Charles S. and Mary McGill House
June 25, 2013
505 N. Washington St.
41°28′22″N 87°03′41″W / 41.472778°N 87.061389°W / 41.472778; -87.061389 (Charles S. and Mary McGill House)
21 Dr. John and Gerda Meyer House
Dr. John and Gerda Meyer House
November 28, 2012
360 W. Fairwater Ave.
41°40′52″N 87°00′29″W / 41.681111°N 87.008194°W / 41.681111; -87.008194 (Dr. John and Gerda Meyer House)
Beverly Shores
22 New York Central Railroad Passenger Depot
New York Central Railroad Passenger Depot
August 28, 1998
220 Broadway
41°36′41″N 87°03′16″W / 41.611389°N 87.054444°W / 41.611389; -87.054444 (New York Central Railroad Passenger Depot)
23 Nike Missile Site C47
Nike Missile Site C47
January 21, 2000
County Roads 600N and 700N, south of Portage
41°31′24″N 87°10′40″W / 41.523333°N 87.177778°W / 41.523333; -87.177778 (Nike Missile Site C47)
Portage Township One of 300 Nike missile bases, and one of a dozen located around Chicago. The sites were decommissioned and sold. This is one of the more complete sites. The administrative area is used as a paintball site, while the launch site remains in government ownership.
24 Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House
Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House
June 23, 1976
153 Franklin St.
41°27′59″N 87°03′34″W / 41.466389°N 87.059444°W / 41.466389; -87.059444 (Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House)
Valparaiso The sheriff’s residence was built in 1860. The structure is Italianate in design. It is located on East Indiana Ave, which was Mechanic Street when the house was built. The Jail was added in 1871.
25 Porter County Memorial Hall
Porter County Memorial Hall
May 23, 1984
104 Indiana Ave.
41°28′00″N 87°03′33″W / 41.466667°N 87.059167°W / 41.466667; -87.059167 (Porter County Memorial Hall)
Valparaiso Originally, the Chaplain Brown GAR Post No. 106. Designed in 1892 by local architect, Charles F. Lembke, using Romanesque styling, it was built in 1892-3 to seat 100 people. It was also used as the local opera house.
26 Porter Town Hall
Porter Town Hall
June 29, 2000
303 Franklin St.
41°36′59″N 87°04′20″W / 41.616250°N 87.072222°W / 41.616250; -87.072222 (Porter Town Hall)
Porter Replaced by a modern structure in 2006.
27 Read Dunes House
Read Dunes House
December 8, 2011
1453 Tremont Rd., north of Chesterton
41°38′40″N 87°02′52″W / 41.644444°N 87.047778°W / 41.644444; -87.047778 (Read Dunes House)
Westchester Township
28 David Garland Rose House
David Garland Rose House
July 17, 1980
156 Garfield St.
41°27′59″N 87°03′06″W / 41.466250°N 87.051667°W / 41.466250; -87.051667 (David Garland Rose House)
Valparaiso The David Garland Rose House was built circa 1860 in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. This Gothic Revival house is unusual in that it is eight-sided, an octagon.
29 Eli Sigler House
Eli Sigler House
March 21, 2011
104 W. Church St.
41°19′03″N 87°12′01″W / 41.317500°N 87.200278°W / 41.317500; -87.200278 (Eli Sigler House)
30 DeForest Skinner House
DeForest Skinner House
June 24, 2008
208 Washington St.
41°28′14″N 87°03′39″W / 41.470556°N 87.060833°W / 41.470556; -87.060833 (DeForest Skinner House)
31 Solomon Enclave
Solomon Enclave
April 27, 2011
901, 903, 907 E. Lake Front Dr.
41°41′58″N 86°57′44″W / 41.699444°N 86.962222°W / 41.699444; -86.962222 (Solomon Enclave)
Beverly Shores
32 Valparaiso Downtown Commercial District
Valparaiso Downtown Commercial District
February 23, 1990
Roughly bounded by Jefferson, Morgan, Indiana, and Napoleon; also the northwestern corner of the junction of Lincolnway and Napoleon St.
41°28′02″N 87°03′37″W / 41.467222°N 87.060278°W / 41.467222; -87.060278 (Valparaiso Downtown Commercial District)
Valparaiso Second set of addresses represents a boundary increase of December 27, 2010
33 Weller House
Weller House
April 22, 1982
1200 North Rd., east of Chesterton
41°36′26″N 86°57′04″W / 41.607222°N 86.951111°W / 41.607222; -86.951111 (Weller House)
Pine Township
34 Josephus Wolf House
Josephus Wolf House
December 19, 2007
453 W. 700N, northwest of Valparaiso
41°32′11″N 87°09′14″W / 41.536278°N 87.153889°W / 41.536278; -87.153889 (Josephus Wolf House)
Portage Township
35 Martin Young House
Martin Young House
March 29, 2007
324 2nd St.
41°36′29″N 87°03′15″W / 41.608194°N 87.054028°W / 41.608194; -87.054028 (Martin Young House)
36 Washington Street Historic District
Washington Street Historic District
June 16, 1983
200 block Washington Street
41°28′14″N 87°03′40″W / 41.470626°N 87.060982°W / 41.470626; -87.060982 (Washington Street Historic District)

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  1. The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 16, 2016.
  3. Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. Location derived from the relevant agenda of the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board; the NRIS lists the site as "Address Restricted"
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