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Chesterton Residential Historic District
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Chesterton Residential Historic District is located in Indiana
Chesterton Residential Historic District
Location in Indiana
Chesterton Residential Historic District is located in the United States
Chesterton Residential Historic District
Location in the United States
Location Roughly a two block area between Lincoln & W. Indiana Aves., Chesterton, Indiana
Area 4.7 acres (1.9 ha)
Architect DeMass, Nathan; Christianson, Henry
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, Colonial Revival, Bungalow
NRHP reference No. 09001134
Added to NRHP December 24, 2009

Located in Chesterton, Indiana, the Chesterton Residential Historic District is located a block south of the business district, along Second Street from Indiana Ave. to Lincoln Ave. and on Indiana Ave. from Second to Third Streets. The area began with the Martin Young House construction about 1870. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana describes as one of the best Italianate structures remaining in northwest Indiana. Most of the structures date from the early twentieth century. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, built in 1876, and burned ca. 2000.

The historic district was established in December 2009

Key Buildings

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Chesterton Residential Historic District Map. based on map provided in the Nomination to the US Department of the Interior.

* 203 West Indiana Ave. – a free classic architectural style, c. 1905s.

  • 209 West Indiana Ave. - a gable front style home.
  • 221 Second St. – a colonial revival style c. 1905.
  • 301 Second St. – an Italianate style T-plan home, ca. 1880/ 1910.
  • 302 West Second St. - a Queen Anne home c. 1895.
  • 307 South Second St. - Queen Anne style c. 1868
  • 324 Second St. – Martin Young House is a brick Italianate house building the 1870s.
  • 144 Lincoln Ave. – a Queen Anne style c. 1900.
  • SW corner of Lincoln and Second – Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a Gothic Revival c. 1880. Currently used as a meeting hall by the United Methodist church across the street to the north.


National Register of Historic Sites

  • "A Biographical History of Porter County", unpublished manuscript, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Indiana. Collection of Westchester Public Library, Chesterton, IN, 1976. Includes essays by Terry Dietz and Oral Smith.
  • Drury, John. Porter County. Chicago: Inland Photo Co., 1956.
  • Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard, editors. Counties of Porter and Lake. Indiana. Chicago: F. A. Batty Co., 1882.
  • Morgan, George Jr. A Photo Genealogy of the Descendants of G. C. Morgan. Ft. Collins, CO: no publisher, 1993.
  • Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Chesterton. Indiana. 1893, 1899,1905, 1912, 1922,1935.
  • Smith, Oral. "My Home Town: A History of Chesterton, Indiana," unpublished manuscript/ notes, collection of Westchester Public Library, Chesterton, IN, 1979.
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