We spent some time in Dekalb County recently, checking on progress of the restoration of Auburn’s Eckhart Public Library, an exquisite prairie style gem gutted two years ago by an arson fire.
It’s perhaps the most beautiful building in Auburn, Indiana, the magnificent Eckhart Public Library, an elegant Prairie style treasure AND the heart of this community since it opened in 1910, a gift to the town from Auburn industrialist Charles Eckhart.
“It has to be challenging,” says artist Xiao Ling Jiang. “Easy stuff might be fun at first but it doesn’t last very long. You’re gonna want a challenge.”
You know before you step inside his studio that Greg Summers creates some wild stuff.
Angola, Indiana’s public square has been the heart of this town since it was founded and for the last hundred years has been home to a magnificent monument honoring Steuben County’s Civil War veterans, capped off with the figure of Columbia, the symbol for peace.
It’s a controversy that can turn violent, removing statues honoring confederate soldiers.
A crowd gathered under the sun at Fort Wayne’s Packard Park last week, a crowd other than the families that usually inhabit the park, its playground, tennis courts and ball field.
When the germane immigrants who settled Wells County, Indiana arrived in the 1830’s the first thing they did was build log homes. The second thing they did was build their church.
It’s one of the longest running art shows in the Midwest, the annual June Art Exhibit at Van Wert, Ohio’s Wassenburg Art Center and this show marks its 64th year.
Even in a cloudburst Lagrange Indiana is a charming town, a pleasant mix of old and older. A family town that delights in sharing all the family secrets.