Located near Brownsville, the Christian Union Church organized in 1865 after political disputes during the Civil War caused a rift among local Methodists. This simple clapboard structure is representative of small country churches across Indiana.
January 3, 1912
Union County (Ind.); Churches; Wooden buildings; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Union City was platted in 1849. It was a part of the Quaker Trace, a route for runaway slaves that connected Richmond and Fort Wayne. In the 1850s it became a hub for railroad traffic with five railroad lines meeting there.
November 20, 1916
Randolph County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Streets; Storefronts; Awnings; Sidewalks
View of the Culver Union Hospital in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Two vehicles are parked on the street in front of the hospital. The building looks more like a house than a hospital and has a large front porch and a second story balcony.
Built in 1924 and named after educator John Short, the school’s upper floors had classrooms, offices, a study hall, and a library. The gym was located in the basement. A new high school was built in 1972, and this building became the Junior High...
Union County (Ind.); High school buildings; High schools; High school students; Schools
View of the Indiana Union Traction shops in Anderson, Indiana. Several sets of train tracks run along side of the building. Various train cars sit on the tracks in front of the shops. An American flag tops the building.
View of the Indiana Union Traction Co. Station in Parker, Indiana. The small wooden building has an open porch on the front. An interurban car is sitting on the tracks beside the station and two passengers are in line to get on.
Railroad cars; Railroad stations; Electric railroads; Passengers
Interior view of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Liberty, Indiana. The image shows theater style seating for the congregation. The organ pipes are centered behind a row of chairs. A large light fixture is suspended from the ceiling.
Because of Liberty’s central location, the county seat was moved there from Brownsville in 1823. Platted in 1822, the town became a commercial hub for county residents. Numerous businesses surrounded the town’s courthouse square in this 1909...
Union County (Ind.); Cities & towns; City & town life; Business districts; Storefronts; Sidewalks; Utility poles; Drugstores; Grocery stores
View of the power house of the Indiana Union Traction System in Anderson, Indiana. Two smokestacks are visible; one on each end of the power house building. The foreground consists of a large expanse of grass and meadow.
Power industry; Smokestacks; Industrial facilities; Smoke; Meadows
Ulysses P. “Hay King” Schenk (1811-1884) born in Neuchatel, Switzerland was an entrepreneur, shipping magnate, and family man. In Vevay he used the Ohio River to access southern markets. His ship the “Switzerland,” was sold to the United...
Switzerland County (Ind.); Schenck, Ulysses Phillip, 1811-1884; Immigrants; Mansions; Ohio River
View of the Stanley Memorial Institute in Liberty, Indiana. A flag hangs over the entrance to the building. A celebration seems to have taken place as there is a crowd gathered near the door, and the wheels of some of the bicycles have been...
View of a tent for the Union City Carriage Manufacturing Company of Union City, Indiana. Various machinery is displayed under the tent. A smaller banner hanging off of the tent advertises Joseph H. Goldcamp & Co. There is a water pump in the...
View of the Union Depot in Reynolds, Indiana. Two intersecting lines of railroad tracks meet in front of the station house. Three men in hats stand on the platform beside the tracks. There are two signs hung on the depot wall; one for American...