Aaron Beck built Beck's Hall in 1886. Several businesses occupied the first level and a center stairway led to the auditorium on the second story, which was used for school plays and the town gymnasium. Fire destroyed the building in 1924.
Jay County (Ind.); Business districts; Buildings; Storefronts; Awnings; Bicycles & tricycles; Sidewalks
View of High Street in Redkey, Indiana. Various stores and buildings line both sides of the street. Serveral stores have awnings over their front windows and entrances. Visible signs on the buildings include: John D. Rathfon and Turpen's. A few men...
Laid out in 1854 as Mount Vernon, it was renamed for James Redkey, a pioneer preacher who platted an addition in 1867. Locals have called it Lick Skillet, Grab All and Buzzards Roost for meager meals that were served to sawmill hands at a local...
Jay County (Ind.); Business districts; Storefronts; Dirt roads; Sidewalks; Utility poles; Carriages & coaches
View of a mill and dam in Oxford Mills, Iowa. The mill is a three story wood building with a smaller attached one story structure. In the water above the dam, there are several small boats docked along the shore.
View of the Pines Hotel in Trinity Springs, Indiana. The hotel actually looks like a house. There is a large porch complete with rocking chairs. A hammock is tied between two trees in one corner of the yard.
View of the Portland Drain Tile Company in Portland, Indiana. Rows of stacked drain tiles are located in the area surrounding the factory. Several circular kilns are located on both sides of the main building. Tall brick chimneys are also scattered...
View of a street in Pennville, Indiana. Various stores and buildings line both sides of the street including a dentist's office. There are some horse-drawn vehicles on the road and a lone bicycle parked near the dentist office.
Laid out as New Lisbon in 1836, the town's name changed to Camden in 1837. Later it was changed to Penn for the township, named after William Penn in honor of local Quaker settlers. Due to confusion with Peru, it was finally changed to Pennville in...
Jay County (Ind.); Business districts; Storefronts; Carriages & coaches; Awnings; Dirt roads; Sidewalks; Trees