Miller Town Hall

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Miller Town Hall
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The Miller Town Hall in spring 2011
Miller Town Hall is located in Indiana
Miller Town Hall
Miller Town Hall is located in the US
Miller Town Hall
Location Grand Blvd. & Miller Ave., Gary, Indiana
Coordinates 41°36′2″N 87°15′41″W / 41.60056°N 87.26139°W / 41.60056; -87.26139Coordinates: 41°36′2″N 87°15′41″W / 41.60056°N 87.26139°W / 41.60056; -87.26139
Built 1911
Architect VerPlank, J.J.
NRHP Reference # 78000038[1]
Added to NRHP 1978

The Miller Town Hall is a two-story brick building in the Miller Beach community in Gary, Indiana, in the United States. It was constructed to serve as the administrative building for the town of Miller, incorporated in 1907, and was used for that purpose until Miller's annexation into Gary in 1918. It later served as a fire station through much of the 20th century, and is currently used for storage only.[2]

The Miller Town Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Although the Town Hall is owned by the city, the grounds are landscaped and maintained by local volunteers, including members of the Miller Historical Society and Miller Garden Club. In 2011, the Town Hall became a flashpoint of controversy when the city government attempted to stop neighborhood volunteers from removing broken concrete from the front of the building.[3] Although the work went forward, lead volunteer James Nowacki was charged with creating a public nuisance.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01.  Note: This includes Richard N. Hagelberg (December 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Miller Town Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01.  and Accompanying photographs.
  3. ^ Michael Gonzalez (2011-07-07). "Old Town Hall grounds get groomed despite stop work order". 
  4. ^ Carmen M. Woodson-Wray (2011-09-24). "Jim Nowacki cited for destruction of property (archived)". Gary Crusader. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.