In 1849, Fayette County built a new courthouse called one of the finest in Indiana. By 1890 a new courthouse was needed. Proud not to be spending what other counties were on new courthouses, the county remodeled the 1849 building, at a cost of only...
Oct. 21, 1920
Fayette County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities; Romanesque revival (Architecture)
A post office called Steeles, after its postmaster, was established in 1833 and renamed Glenwood in 1874. The town of Glenwood, previously called Vienna, was laid out in 1882. Glenwood straddles the border of Rush and Fayette counties.
Feb. 11, 1911
Rush County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Streets; Neighborhoods; Churches; Street railroads; Storefronts
View of the Lexington Motor Company in Connersville, Indiana. Ivy grows up the side of the main building. Several cars are parked behind a chain-link fence topped with a Lexington sign. An American flag flies high on a pole next to the front of the...
Automobile industry; Engines; Factories; Flags; Water towers; Smokestacks
View of the pavilion at the fairgrounds in Connersville, Indiana. Several men and women walk around the grounds surrounding the pavilion while more people are inside the pavilion leaning against the half walls. Flags decorate the building.
The first county fair in Fayette County was held in 1852 and annual fairs were held until 1884. After several years without a fair, Fayette County began a new tradition of county fairs in 1903, becoming the first county in the state with a free...
Oct. 15, 1909
Fayette County (Ind.); Fairs; Agricultural exhibitions; Crowds; Pavilions
Lake Shafer located on the north side of Monticello came into existence in 1923 when the Insull (hydroelectric) Company constructed the Norway Dam on the Tippecanoe River. The area developed into a popular tourist and recreation spot and the site...
June 22, 1931
White County (Ind.); Lakes & ponds; Shafer, Lake (Ind.); Vacation houses; Recreation areas; Rowboats; Bodies of water; Resorts