View of the Greene County Courthouse in Bloomfield, Indiana. The building has an entryway topped by a clock tower. Some of the upper level windows have arched tops. Two utility poles are visible in front of the courthouse. A horse-drawn carriage is...
Courthouses; Clock towers; Carriages & coaches; Horses; Utility poles
Grandview was named for its location on a bluff that offers views of the Ohio River. A flour mill erected in the 1850s was sold to William Cadick and Son in 1883. The mill shipped flour to the South via riverboat from its two warehouses by the...
Spencer County (Ind.); Mills; Flour & meal industry
Around 1807 the Ezekiel Ray family was the first to settle in the Grandview area. The Rays would later know the Lincoln family. The town was platted in 1851 and incorporated in 1872. The Grandview Bank, shown here, was founded in the early 1900s.
Spencer County (Ind.); Streets; Business districts; Storefronts; Stores & shops; Banks; Utility poles; Dirt roads
View of North Railroad Street in Spencer, Indiana. Several storefronts face the railroad station and tracks across the street. A large sign on the corner advertises the Office of T. G. Spangler, Lawyer.
Business districts; Railroad stations; Railroad tracks; Storefronts; Law offices; Streets
View of the county courthouse in Spencer, Indiana. The limestone building is three-stories tall and has a dome centered on the roof with clocks on each side. Teams of horses are visible on the grounds next to the building.
The Owen County courthouse was dedicated in 1911. The Classic Revival limestone structure was designed by Jesse Townsend Johnson, who is said to have later helped redesign Arlington National Cemetery to include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Owen County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities
View of a three story brick school building in Bremen, Indiana. A tower structure tops the main entrance. Two chimneys are visible on the roof. A carved area above the main door reads "Public Schools". A note on the back of the postcard states that...
View of a portion of the public square in Spencer, Indiana. The storefronts in this block are varied. Businesses on the square include a bank, a bakery, a shoe store, and a furniture store, along with dry goods stores. One person can be seen...
Rockport became the seat of Spencer County in 1818. The current courthouse was built in 1921 and is the county’s fifth. In October 1844, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech in the third courthouse on behalf of Henry Clay, the Whig presidential...
Spencer County (Ind.); Courthouses; Libraries; Government facilities