Week 21 is dedicated to LeAnn who suggested I stop in at Crown Point’s historic downtown on my way to visit the Tippecanoe battlefield and Purdue University.
My eyes were immediately drawn to the Lake County Courthouse that dominated the historic downtown of Crown Point as I drove into town, along with my favourite late 19th/early 20th century construction along the square. Shops, and lots of antique stores lined the square. The courthouse, constructed in 1878 by prominent Chicago architect J. C. Cochran is nicknamed “The Grand Old Lady” is a unique blend of Romanesque and Georgian Architectural styles. The new courthouse replaced an older wooden frame building constructed in the mid 19th century. I certainly enjoyed my morning there, even chatted with several antique store owners about this project, so if you’re here from Crown Point reading, welcome! And thank you for listening to the ramblings from this Canadian Photographer. I’ll be sure to stop in again next time. Also if you’ve never been to Crown Point, go, and have lunch at Shoops just a mile or less out of the downtown on N Main Street (IN-55).