Historic Downtown La Porte, Indiana
Charming La Porte, Indiana. Since 1832 La Porte’s downtown has charmed residents, visitors, and people doing business. The 30+ buildings in La Porte’s historic district is in the middle of a great revitalization. The vision is a walkable city of visitors and multi-generational residents living and working downtown or walking from their neighborhood via a vast trail system. La Porte’s downtown Victorian history, shops, and restaurants are home to residents, a daily destination for locals, and a weekend destination for tourists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
Downtown LaPorte Historic District is a national historic district located at LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana. The district encompasses 70 contributing buildings in the central business district of LaPorte. It developed between about 1860 and 1930, and includes examples of Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, and Neoclassical style architecture. Notable buildings include the Zahrt Blocks (1868, 1874), Ridgway Hotel (1863), Higday and Collins Blocks (1886–1888), LaPorte County Courthouse (1890–1894), Odd Fellows Building (1895), Lonn’s Block (1889), People’s Bank (1912), U.S. Post Office (1912), New York Central Depot (1909), Masonic Temple (1910), and Hotel Rumely (1912). It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. (Source: Wikipedia)