Browse Collection: Landmarks (21 total)

View from the front of the courthouse. See view 1 for description of the courthouse.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and the jail. This view from Main and Walnut Streets. See View 1 for description of the courthouse.

The first courthouse was built in 1811. It was two stories and made of "buckeye logs." It was removed in 1823 and a brick structure built in its place. This old brick courthouse was octagon in form and the entire lower floor was fashioned as a courtroom. This building was destroyed by fire in…

The laying of the cornerstone for this building took place on April 13, 1871. Besides official papers such as the charter of the Grand Lodge of the State of Indiana, there were placed in the cornerstone such things as: a paper containing the names of many of the pioneer citizens of Madison; a card…

The Fairplay Fire Company #1 was founded in 1841. Four years later Joseph Todd and M. A. Gavitt were appointed to write the company's constitution and apply for a charter from the state. In 1846 the city council recognized the Ones, as they were called, as a regular fire company. Fairplay Engine…

Construction was begun in 1879 and the intended use of the building was as a "school house for the colored pupils." In short order the patrons were unhappy with the location of the school. "The noise and bustle of business localities" seemed to pose a problem. The school trustees soon selected a…

See description of photo entitled: Crystal Beach Swimming Pool.

See description of photo entitled: Crystal Beach Swimming Pool.

In September, 1937, the City Council agreed to buy the former Trow's Perfection Flour Mill building which had been damaged by the 1937 flood. The original plan, pushed by local businessmen, was to lease the building to a business concern from Akron, Ohio. By September 29, 1937, the local paper…

The Broadway School dominated its Broadway Street neighborhood until it was set on fire December 31, 1969. For a complete description of the school refer to the Broadway School entry in the collection.