Getting Ready To Build
"Just like when the original courthouse was built, in 1837, the new opera house was paid for through subscriptions. Residents were encouraged to pay for a brick in the new building.
That wasn’t the only way the money was raised. Lectures were given with the ticket fees going to to the new building.
“Dinners, bake sales, anything you’d never amount to much, they did to raise the money,” Pazour said.
Without the Woman’s Relief Corps working to raise money, that building wouldn’t have built, he said.
The Porter County Museum is remodeling the old City Hall, fire station and police station at 16 Indiana St. for a museum annex.
“I think we’d have to hold 100,000 bake sales to come anywhere near what we need,” he said."