Porter County

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Porter

Porter County is named for David Porter, who was a Commodore during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat: 

Valparaiso  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Valparaiso  

 

Location:  16 East Lincoln Way / South Washington Street

Built:  1883 – 1885

Style:  Second Empire and Neo-Classical

Architect:  J C Cochrane of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  J  D Wilson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story rectangular light colored stone structure. The north and south sides have porticos supported by six columns with an iron balustrade balcony at the second story. The third story is recessed with a clock in the center. The base is darker colored stone. The building used to have a stone tower. The building was remodeled in 1934 after a fire.

 

County Administration – Valparaiso  

 

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Location:  155 Indiana Avenue / South Washington

Built:  1991 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Design Organization Inc. and Pierce-Bone-Valavanis-Ritter-Wolf

Contractor:  Hagerman Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building consists of a southeast rectangular section and a northwest rectangular section with high center connecting tower. The tower has a glass entrance with glass panels on the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake Michigan 

E – LaPorte County and Starke County

S – Jasper County

W – Lake County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008