Sunday, November 10, 2013

Laundry and Road Trip

This morning Teri and I did the laundry here at Camp Newmar. The dog friendly lounge has a small laundry facility in it.

After lunch we went on a road trip to Goshen, Indiana. We stopped at the Elkhart county Courthouse.

Elkhart County was formed by the Indiana General Assembly1830; the first county seat was located in Concord Township. County commissioners relocated the county seat to Goshen in 1831. Jacob Studebaker, Goshen, designed first brick courthouse, completed 1833. Barrows and Garnsey, Chicago, designed second brick courthouse, completed 1870. Patton and Miller, Chicago, redesigned and enlarged Renaissance Revival style structure, completed 1909. Contractor, P.H. McCormick, Columbus, dismantled south end tower and dome, added north and south wings, and built new central dome and tower incorporating original 1870 clock. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1980.


Just in front of this corner is a strange building with a marker that reads

“The Historic Goshen Police Booth, erected 1939. To protect the Maple City from gangsters who might travel along this, the old transcontinental LINCOLN HIGHWAY”


Arrived home at sunset. Must get ready for 6 AM when Newmar takes our motorhome to work on the slide topper. Work day starts at 6 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.

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