Gary's West Side: The Horace Mann Neighborhood, Indiana (Images of America Series)

Gary's West Side: The Horace Mann Neighborhood, Indiana (Images of America Series)

by John C. Trafny
     
 

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Though Gary was an industrial city founded by U.S. Steel, the Horace Mann neighborhood evolved into one of the most exclusive residential areas in northwest Indiana. Skilled craftsmen from the mills were able to live among doctors and lawyers as well as businessmen and supervisors from U.S. Steel. From the boom years of the 1920s through the 1960s, residents of

Overview


Though Gary was an industrial city founded by U.S. Steel, the Horace Mann neighborhood evolved into one of the most exclusive residential areas in northwest Indiana. Skilled craftsmen from the mills were able to live among doctors and lawyers as well as businessmen and supervisors from U.S. Steel. From the boom years of the 1920s through the 1960s, residents of diverse economic backgrounds sent their children to the same schools, prayed together in the same houses of worship, and shopped in Gary's popular downtown. Gary's West Side: The Horace Mann Neighborhood is a pictorial history spanning four generations of one of the Steel City's premier residential districts. Through archival photographs, family snapshots provided by former residents, and shared memories, the reader is taken on a nostalgic journey from the city's founding in 1906 through to the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738539881
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,265,876
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


John C. Trafny was born in Gary, Indiana, and graduated from Emerson High School in 1968. A former steelworker, Trafny has taught social studies and the history of the Calumet region at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana. He is also a guest lecturer at Purdue University-Calumet. His previous works for Arcadia include The Polish Community of Gary and Gary's East Side.

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