There is some amazing architecture in the Midwest. The Whitley County Jail and sheriff’s residence, built in 1875 (for $34, 486) really makes a statement.
They use it as a haunted house every October, hence the coffins leaning against the front. Hydra, Kitty, Pegerty and I played inmates there one year when DBeans and KFlight were in high school and we were home at the right time. It was a blast.
I was actually in here on a police matter in high school. But that’s a different story.
Window detail at the old jail. Believe me, I took a the equivalent of at least three rolls of film of this building alone. I love it.
As I walked around the cordoned off perimeter with my big camera, I noticed people grinning from every one of the few cars that passed on the street. People are proud of this place. I hope it doesn’t fall into too much more disrepair.
The Whitley County Courthouse, built in 1888 and still in use. The late 1800s must have been an exciting time in this part of the country. So much prosperity and community building going on.
All 92 of Indiana’s county courthouses are impressive. It would be fun to do a tour of all of them!
Too many photos of the courthouse to choose from, but I LOVE this floor. The glass blocks are lit from inside, providing light to both the floor above and below.
Detail above the door leading into the courthouse.
Wabash County Court house, taken on last year’s visit home. Just to prove my point a little bit.
Columbia City’s City Hall, on the courthouse square. Where I took the written test for my first driver’s license.
My sister’s house, just a few blocks from the courthouse square. I love these barn-style exteriors. This was built in the 1920s, I believe. This photo was actually taken a few years ago, but I was busy taking artsy close-ups this time around.
One of the aforementioned artsy distractions at my sister’s house. Sigh.