Moments in time … in photographs

“John Orr, Manufacturer & Builder of Steam Engines & Other Machinery, Also Manufacturer of Furniture” in Michigan City, Indiana, ran this ad in the 1862-63 La Porte city directory.


The La Porte City Band pictured in 1893, the year they won first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair. Band leader was Emil Ver Weir.


As advertised in the 1876-77 city directory, J.H. Bowers, M.D. was a “Dentist and Homeopathic Physician” with his office located in Richter’s new building at 35 E. Main St. (Michigan Avenue) in La Porte.

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 or call 219-324-6767.


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