Topic: Century of Progress

  • From Logs to Lustrons: 150 Years of Indiana Dunes Architectural History

    The 2018 Logs to Lustrons Tour by Indiana Landmarks marked my first expedition across Indiana Dunes Country since I moved here in January. The Indiana Dunes area is known for the Century of Progress homes built along the Lake Michigan coast in 1933 after the Chicago World’s Fair. You definitely can’t miss the brightest of them, the pink “Flamingo” house, as your cruise along the beach between Porter and Beverly Shores. Beyond this iconic site, I had no idea just how much was waiting to be discovered at the Indiana Dunes.

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  • Your guide to becoming a Beverly Shores resident (historically speaking)

      Beverly Shores, one of the communities in Indiana Dunes Country, has an interesting history. Especially five homes along the lakefront.  Here’s 7 steps to become a resident of Beverly Shores – if you lived in the 1920’s, that is.   Step One: Get to know the Bartlett family (circa 1920s) Frederick Bartlett, a Chicago … Continued

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  • Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program. With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of this national park’s special places. The passport helps guide visitors on an adventure of discovery to nine park … Continued

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