Though old road bridges that haven’t been rebuilt are hard to find, many railroad bridges are still in their original states, community blogger Tim Ashley says. One bridge in Warsaw, which was built in the 1920s, is still in use today.
Just south of Syracuse in Kosciusko County, one of the original alignments of the state road is today’s Waco Drive, community blogger Tim Ashley says.
It is also known as the “Big Four Cut.” In the mid to late 1890s, strong backs and hands, dynamite and mules combined
If you drive through rural northern Indiana much, you’re bound to come across an old cemetery or two. One of the oldest in the area, Cornell Cemetery, was established in about 1834.
Since Elkhart County’s early years, a number of roads have been vacated or abandoned, community blogger Tim Ashley says. With the help of an old map, he was recently able to track one of them down.
The railroad line viaduct west of Warsaw was built to accommodate the Pennsylvania Railroad in its heyday.
The historic building has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years, including machinery manufacturing and the making of cement blocks. Though records are a little unclear, it looks like the building was built between 1896 and 1901.
The Leedy Ditch may not seem like it has much historical significance, but its creation in 1913 allowed for more land to be cultivated in Elkhart County.
A Vistula building constructed in 1860 originally served as a hotel for passengers traveling along the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. It’s still standing today and is one of few area buildings built prior to the Civil War.
The Goshen Theater – once called the Jefferson Theater – on Goshen’s Main Street stayed open longer than other theaters of the time were able to, community blogger Tim Ashley says.
Community blogger Tim Ashley says old right of way maps of local townships are wonderful resources for discovering vacated roads and old road alignments. Recently, he found the remnants of a road that ran parallel to C.R. 115.
The Smith Walbridge Camp once attracted thousands of young, aspiring musicians for specialized marching band training.
At one time, particularly in small towns, going to a high school basketball game was the thing to do for entertainment and community bonding.