Yunker Home-Madison Police Station-Corner of Milton and West Streets

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Yunker Home-Madison Police Station-Corner of Milton and West Streets


Dwellings-Indiana; Pork; Police


Built in 1898 of red granite, this was home to the August (Gus) Yunker Family, owner of Pearl Packing Company. The brick front porch and the back two-story addition are not original to the house. The original front porch had a gabled roof and wooden pillars and railings. In the 1930's it was converted to offices for Pearl Packing Company. This company shipped pork products all over the country. It closed in 1972. In 1974 the Madison Police Department purchased the building for its headquarters. At that time a new heating and air conditioning system were installed. Rather extensive work was done on the home including a new roof. The Madison Courier reported on January 6, 1982 that "two of the four chimneys would be taken down and the metal decorative work in the middle of the roof will also be removed because it is rusted and can't be repaired." In 1993 the police department gave up the building and it reverted into private ownership.


Harry Lemen, photographer


Madison Courier; Historical Files


Picture taken 1927


Madison-Jefferson County Public Library


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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.


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Harry Lemen, photographer , "Yunker Home-Madison Police Station-Corner of Milton and West Streets," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #114, (accessed May 22, 2015).