Old Lake County Courthouse
Jenna Vasaitis, right, her daughter Madelynn Vasaitis, 3, son Kaiden Vasaitis, 4, and family friend Bella McConnell, 11, pose for a photograph in front of the old Lake County Courthouse after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening in Crown Point.
The old Lake County Courthouse glows Friday evening after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Crown Point.
The Lake Court House Foundation will celebrate the Old Lake County Courthouse's 135th birthday with a gala Sunday. Foundation president Marty Wheeler took The Times on a tour of the historic building.
CROWN POINT | She’s called the Grand Old Lady, rising majestically like a Victorian aristocratic over the downtown since 1878.
CROWN POINT | City Judge Kent Jeffirs wants for his courtroom what most other courtrooms already have: a metal detector.
CROWN POINT | The first quilt to be raffled off by what would become the Heritage Quilters was created to help save the Old County Courthouse from demolition.
CROWN POINT | Veteran astronaut Jerry Ross will make a hometown landing in September to help celebrate a milestone in city history.
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CROWN POINT | "Frozen Stiff," the Lake Court House Foundation's dinner-theater play, will be reprised next month after playing to sold-out houses in November.
CROWN POINT | “I wish I had a pocketful of wedding rings. Maybe I’ll buy a bunch of cigars and take the bands off them for next year.”
A number of Civil War-related Memorial Day weekend activities are being offered with the launch of the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail.
CROWN POINT | A Civil War re-enactment group that portrays a Lake County Union Army unit is scheduled to occupy the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend in a living history demonstration.
CROWN POINT | Grounded by its historic downtown, the city is adding amenities officials hope will position it for future economic growth.
CROWN POINT | Ten-year-old Belle Holton handed small flags and letters to Lake County soldiers as they marched off to the Civil War in 1861.
Cpl. Joseph Sweet's rural Hebron grave sat unmarked -- likely for decades -- with no reminder of the Porter County-based Union Army unit in which he served.
CROWN POINT | Officials have agreed to accept a bequest of $10,000 intended for the preservation and upkeep of the Old Lake County Courthouse.
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