National Register of Historic Places listings in Porter County, 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 Google map.
There are 35 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.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Joseph Bailly Homestead||
|West of Porter on U.S. Route 20 on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
||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||
|500 S. Broadway
|3||Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad Station||
|Broadway Ave. and U.S. Route 12
||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||
|208, 210, 212, 214, and 215 Lake Front Dr.
||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||
|608 Academy St.
|6||George Brown Mansion||
|700 W. Porter Ave.
|7||Chesterton Commercial Historic District||
|109-193 N. Calumet Rd. and 130-134 N. Calumet Rd.
||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||
|Roughly a two-block area between Lincoln and W. Indiana Aves.
|9||Collier Lodge Site||
|1099 Baum's Bridge Rd., southwest of Kouts
|10||Norris and Harriet Coambs Lustron House||
|411 Bowser Ave.
|11||Dune Acres Clubhouse||
|12||Clinton D. Gilson Barn||
|522 W. 650S, northeast of Hebron
|13||Good Fellow Club Youth Camp||
|700 Howe Rd.
|208 N Michigan St.
|Campus Mall, S. College Ave.
||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||
|2 Merrivale Ave.
|17||Immanuel Lutheran Church||
|308 N. Washington St.
||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||
|102 Washington St.
||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||
|507 E. Lincolnway
|20||Charles S. and Mary McGill House||
|505 N. Washington St.
|21||Dr. John and Gerda Meyer House||
|360 W. Fairwater Ave.
|22||New York Central Railroad Passenger Depot||
|23||Nike Missile Site C47||
|County Roads 600N and 700N, south of Portage
||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||
|153 Franklin St.
||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||
|104 Indiana Ave.
||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||
|303 Franklin St.
||Porter||Replaced by a modern structure in 2006.|
|27||Read Dunes House||
|1453 Tremont Rd., north of Chesterton
|28||David Garland Rose House||
|156 Garfield St.
||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||
|104 W. Church St.
|30||DeForest Skinner House||
|208 Washington St.
|901, 903, 907 E. Lake Front Dr.
|32||Valparaiso Downtown Commercial District||
|Roughly bounded by Jefferson, Morgan, Indiana, and Napoleon; also the northwestern corner of the junction of Lincolnway and Napoleon St.
||Valparaiso||Second set of addresses represents a boundary increase of December 27, 2010|
|1200 North Rd., east of Chesterton
|34||Josephus Wolf House||
|453 W. 700N, northwest of Valparaiso
|35||Martin Young House||
|324 2nd St.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to National Register of Historic Places in Porter County, Indiana.|
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Indiana
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- List of Indiana state historical markers in Porter County
- 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.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on October 31, 2014.
- 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- 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.
- Location derived from the relevant agenda of the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board; the NRIS lists the site as "Address Restricted"