Grant County Photos


Soldiers Home Circle, Marion, Indiana

Grant County Photo Album

This Photo Album was compiled by Sheila Watson
During her tenure as Grant County INGenWeb Coordinator.


Two 1920 Fairmount Basketball Players.

Submitted by Jeanette Leach and a reply by Toby Lewis.

Jonesboro Grade School 1908 - Mill Township, Grant County, Ind. Jonesboro, Indiana

We can thank Dave Jernigan for this image.

Stereoscopic image of the Soldiers' Home dining room - 1898
The image is a scan of the original stereoview card. The card was made for viewing through a stereoscope to give a 3-D effect. Some people can get the effect without a stereoscope (the same technique is used to view those 3-D stereograms that are so popular now), by crossing their eyes.

We can thank Howard Knight

Actually he sent 3 images of the same card - viewed differently, however I chose the best one for our web page. ...sdw

North Ward School 1st grade
North Ward School of Fairmount - 1922, Dorothy Powers 1st grade. Many names are listed - can you fill in the blanks?

Thank you Barbara Powers Buck.

Candy School - Mill Twp.
Here's the picture of Candy School and was taken shortly before it was demolished. According to Mom, it was located at the corner of Farmington Road and 500E.

- Judy Cameron.

Woodside Service Station
This one is a gas station that was owned by my great-uncle, James (Jim) McCrum in the early 40's. It sat at the corner of SR26 and SR22 between Upland and Matthews (across from Taylor).

Class picture of the Gas City School.
"probably taken about 1928 of the 2nd grade. Judy Cameron's uncle is the 3rd from the left in the 3rd row up. He died in 1941." The rest of the people are unknown.

Thank you to Judy Cameron for submitting this historical photo.

The Union Chapel Church
"located on 600 E. (old Rangeline Rd.) This photo was taken sometime in the mid to late 1940's. The church was torn down when it was replaced with the new one in the 1960's.

Thank you to Judy Cameron for submitting this historical photo.

The Cumberland or Matthews Bridge
"the last covered bridge in Grant County. Cumberland/Matthews Bridge was built in 1877 and covered in later years. It is located at the SE edge of Matthews on 3rd Street extention in Jefferson Twp. Crossing the Mississinewa River.

Thank you to Steve Smelser for submitting this historical photo taken by his father Robert Smelser.

NOTE: These photo's were taken before the 1999 restoration of the bridge. ...sdw

The Cumberland or Matthews Bridge - after restoration in 1999.
The Cumberland bridge has a picturesque location across the Mississinewa in the quiet city of Matthews. Made both of these photographs during June, 2000, while photographing a number of historic landmarks around central Indiana. Went there to make some photographs of the bridge the year before and discovered it was being rebuilt. Returned last year to find it completed. My compliments to those who restored it; excellent job.

Copyright © 2000, John A. Lind, Kokomo, IN, Used by Permission.

Historic picture of Marion Normal College
Marion, Indiana.

Historic picture of First Methodist Episcopal Church
Marion, Indiana.

Historic picture of Mississinewa River at Matters Park
Marion, Indiana.

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