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City Methodist Church | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

City Methodist Church

William Grant Seamon, City Methodist’s Founder Since Gary’s founding in 1906, there has always been a Methodist church within the city. In 1916, Dr. William Seaman became its pastor. He had a...

H. Gordon and Sons Department Store | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

H. Gordon and Sons Department Store

Protective Order of Elks Lodge Building The former H. Gordon and Sons Department Store is an abandoned four-story brick building in downtown Gary, Indiana. The building was initially constructed for...

Mahencha Apartment Building

Mahencha Apartment Building

Mahencia/Mahencha Apartments In 1927, the Mahencha Building and Realty Company was established with a capital of $40,000 by Charles Henry and William J. Maloney, and Patrick J. Kilroy. The four-story...

Memorial Auditorium | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

Memorial Auditorium

Memorial Auditorium The Gary Memorial Auditorium is an abandoned civic center in Gary, Indiana, constructed to commemorate residents who were killed fighting in World War I. Commissioned by the Gary...

Horace Mann High School | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

Horace Mann High School

Horace Mann High School Following the success of Gary School Superintendent William Wirt’s Gary Plan at Emerson High School, Wirt drew up plans to establish four schools over the next two...

Palace Theater | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

The Palace Theater

John Adolph Emil Emerson, Architect The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana, is an abandoned theater designed by renowned architect John Emerson and built in 1925 by the Max and Sons construction firm...

Gary-Alerding Settlement House | Photo © 2020 David Bulit

The Gary-Alerding Settlement House

The Great Steel Strike of 1919 The inception of the Gary-Alerding Settlement House dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when many workers, including those in the steel...

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