Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic

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Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic
Dr Loring House Valparaiso Indiana 1.JPG
Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic is located in Indiana
Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic
Location 102 Washington St., Valparaiso, Indiana
Coordinates 41°28′8″N 87°3′39″W / 41.46889°N 87.06083°W / 41.46889; -87.06083Coordinates: 41°28′8″N 87°3′39″W / 41.46889°N 87.06083°W / 41.46889; -87.06083
Built 1905
Architect Lembke,Charles F.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

84000520

[1]
Added to NRHP December 06, 1984

The Loring Residence and Clinic was the first facility built to provide medical services to the community. The residence has continue to provide for public service through its current use by the Valparaiso Woman's Club. Dr Loring used his home as his medical office until his death in 1914. It was Dr Loring's initial efforts the brought medical care to the county and provided for the first hospital. Although private, it became the counties first public hospital when Dr. Loring sold the building in 1906 to build his home and clinic.

Dr. Loring was a physician and surgeon. He was Vice-President of the Indiana State Medical Association and founder of the Porter County Medical Society.[2] Dr Loring built his home in 1906 from the proceeds of the sale of his private hospital to the Valparaiso Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for $13,000. His home was designed and built by local architect and builder Charles Lembke. When Dr Loring died in 1914, his Washington Street home and office was sold to Dr J. R. Pagin, who sold it to the Elks Club in 1924. The Elks own building had burned that year. The Elks decided within the year to rebuild on their own site. They resold the house the same year to the Woman’s Club for $30,000. It was dedicated to Sarah Porter Kinsey on September 21, 1925. They paid off the mortgage and celebrated on December 1, 1939.[3] The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The property is located at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette Streets in Valparaiso, Indiana, one block north of the County Courthouse.

Historic Districts and Structures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Porter County Interim Report, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; July 1991, p. 51.
  3. ^ Neeley, George E., City of Valparaiso, A Pictorial History, St Louis, Missouri: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 1989, p. 146.

Sources[edit]

  • Mullins, Lanette, Images of America; Valparaiso – Looking Back, Moving Forward, Chicago, Illinois: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.
  • Neeley, George E., City of Valparaiso, A Pictorial History, G. Bradley Publishing, Inc.; St. Louis, Missouri: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 1989.
  • Porter County Interim Report, Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, July 1991.