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Washington Park Michigan City, Indiana
Washington Park
Monument at Washington Park in Michigan City.jpg
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, April 2012
Washington Park (Michigan City, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Washington Park (Michigan City, Indiana)
Washington Park (Michigan City, Indiana) is located in the US
Washington Park (Michigan City, Indiana)
LocationRoughly bounded by Lake Michigan, Krueger St., Trail Cr., Lakeshore Dr., Heisman Harbor Rd. and Browne Basin Rd., Michigan City, Indiana
Coordinates41°43?34?N 86°54?03?W / 41.72611°N 86.90083°W / 41.72611; -86.90083Coordinates: 41°43?34?N 86°54?03?W / 41.72611°N 86.90083°W / 41.72611; -86.90083
Area112 acres (45 ha)
Built1891 (1891)
Built byWPA; Et al.
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, WPA Rustic
NRHP reference #91000793[1]
Added to NRHPJune 26, 1991

Washington Park is a historic public park and national historic district located on Lake Michigan at Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. The park encompasses 13 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, 11 contributing structures, and 21 contributing objects, and includes the Michigan City Zoo. It was established in 1891 and later developed by the Works Progress Administration and its predecessors during the 1930s. Notable features include the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (1896), former park headquarters building (1934), bandstand (1911), World War I doughboy monument (1926), tennis court (c. 1933), log picnic shelter (c. 1936), and four-story observation tower (1936).[2]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved .Note: This includes Glory-June Greiff (August 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Washington Park" (PDF). Retrieved . and Accompanying photographs.



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