Moments in time … in photographs

 

The City Omnibus Line, depicted in this ad in the 1876-66 city directory, “meets all trains, passengers or baggage conveyed to and from Hotels or any part of the city at low rates. Orders may be left at Teegarden House, Merrill House or at the Omnibus office at Livery stable, corner East Main [Michigan Avenue] and Clay streets.” Proprietors were Baker and Merritt.

 

Bryson School students pose for this portrait in 1894. The earliest known date for the school, located in New Durham Township, is 1888. The school was named after Civil War veteran Eph Bryson. It was a one-room schoolhouse, heated by a stove, with students aged 4 1/2 to 18 seated three to a desk.

 

In 1938, the La Porte City Court was located in the Masonic Temple building on the Indiana Avenue side.

Photographs courtesy of the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit https://laportecountyhistory.org/ or call 219-324-6767.

3 Responses to “Moments in time … in photographs”

  1. Tim

    Jul 29. 2020

    Love the photos. Please keep sharing.

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  2. lawman

    Jul 29. 2020

    yes keep them coming. they are great. didn’t see anyone i knew in school pic

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  3. Fern Eddy Schultz

    Jul 29. 2020

    Just to add a little info FYI, this school was discontinued in 1907. It was located on Section 20 in New Durham Township.

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