View of the Bradfute-Gentry block in Bloomington, Indiana. There are three prominent buildings on the block. The first is a red brick building that holds a meat market. Next to that is the Bradfute building with its four columns and eagle-topped...
In 1837 Abel Baldwin platted Montpelier to resemble his hometown of Montpelier, Vermont. Incorporated in 1870, the town experienced huge growth during the oil and gas boom of the 1890s. In 1895, this “Oil City” received its official city...
Blackford County (Ind.); Business districts; Streets; Business districts; Street railroad tracks; Utility poles; Storefronts; Awnings; Carts & wagons; Pedestrians; Automobiles
Image of several men working at the Consolidated Stone Company quarries in Bloomington, Indiana. Four machines line the rim of the quarry. Down below, three men stand on a rock ledge next to cut pieces of rock. A ladder leads from the ledge down...
Monroe County's first courthouse was completed in 1826. After remodeling and expanding in the 1850s and 1870s, it was replaced in 1908. A remnant remained from the first courthouse and was mounted on the dome, the weather vane in the shape of a...
Courthouses; Monroe County (Ind.); Government facilities; Weather vanes; Carriages & coaches
View of the First National Bank in Bloomington, Indiana. The bank building is located on a corner and is surrounded by other businesses including a paint store and law offices. The building is made of stone and several of the windows are topped by...
Banks; Stores & shops; Law offices; Stone buildings; Awnings
In 1876 Jordan bought a small butter and egg company and soon added other poultry products. He expanded his market by packing perishable goods in ice, and then introduced mechanical refrigeration to open the eastern market to Midwestern poultry...
View of three men standing among large cut pieces of stone in the Kessler Stone Quarry in Stinesville, Indiana. Various machines are visible in the foreground. Two of the workers hold on to a large chain hanging down that is used to hoist the rock...
Stone quarrying; Stone cutting; Quarrying; Chains; Hoisting machinery
View of Main Street in Camden, Indiana. Brick buildings line the street. There are mature trees along the sidewalks. Each corner of the intersection has a single lightpole. Two cars are parked on the street.
Storefronts; Lampposts; Business districts; Automobiles; Streets
Stinesville was platted on April 5, 1855 and named for Eusebius Stine, who built the first grist and sawmill in the area. This image of Main Street shows the Odd Fellows Lodge and several businesses, many built of limestone prevalent in the area.
Business districts; Monroe County (Ind.); Dirt roads; Transportation
View of the South Side Stone Company in Bloomington, Indiana. Large slabs of stone are stacked in rows alongside a body of water. Behind the rocks there is a wooden building with a smokestack and various machines used to move the rocks.
Bodies of water; Rocks; Smokestacks; Machinery; Industry
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