For want of $500 in repairs, the Porter County Courthouse was destroyed by fire on Dec. 27, 1934.

It was a spectacular fire that changed the face of downtown Valparaiso.

Firefighters from as far as Gary and LaPorte raced to Valparaiso to fight the fire. A LaPorte firefighter’s face was frozen while driving the firetruck without a windshield in subzero weather.
– PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Northwest Indiana Times ( – Metered Site
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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