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My girlfriend's New Years Outfit6644 viewsHappy New Year
Lake County Courthouse 19064882 viewsPictures and information were found in the Souvenir Album of Lake County, 1906 at the Lowell Public Library

Remains of CPHS4057 views
My cat3781 viewsMy Cat
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Registry 2/4/053661 views
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The Square3578 views
Big Bang3546 viewsBig Bang
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Old Crown Point High School3416 viewsOld Crown Point High School get demolished.
Halloween 2009 Registry Bar Crown Point3091 views
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Registry 2/5/052928 views
Lake County Courthouse 18792861 viewsLake County Courthouse 1879
Crown Point has had four court houses. The first two were log buildings and have disappeared from history and largely from memory. The third [above] was a frame building erected in 1849. Its dimensions were large for the day -- 67x37, and 27 feet high. There were three rooms, one for the court, one for the sheriffs, and the jury room. Its architect, George Earl, was allowed $15.00 for drawing the plans. The total cost was $10,000. Our artist shows a good view of the setting of buildings connected with it. The one on the left was used for the recorder and the clerk. The one on the right was used for the auditorship and county treasury. This office was blown up by malfeasants who sought to rob it of the $60,000 it contained at the time, money stored there for the erection of the new and present court house. The building was wrecked, but the money was saved. In 1879 the present fine stone court house [below] was erected. What thrilling stories of misdemeanors and crimes, of stern prosecution and eloquent defense, of learned exposition, and shrewd application of law, and of stirring debates where lives or fortunes were at stake, these court house walls could tell, if ashes and stones could relate sixty years of history which they have witnessed!
Crown Point Brewing Company2792 viewsThe Crown Brewing Company, incorporated in 1895, brewed and bottled beer at their location on West Goldsborough in Crown Point for 15 years. They moved to Hammond in 1910 partly due to an environmental problem caused by draining the hops into Beaver Dam Ditch. Part of the building is still standing. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Stanley.)
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