Historic Photographs

A Step Back in History
Select on of the following photo albums to view historic photographs of the City of Valparaiso:
  • 100 Years of Valparaiso - This group of photographs depicts the City of Valparaiso over more than 100 years. These photos include businesses and stores (most no longer exist), parades, and people, including representatives from various city departments. These photos come from several sources, including books and private collections.
  • 1917 - This group of photographs is from a photo album owned by a former Valparaiso University student dating back to 1917. The city clerk-treasurer purchased these photos recently off of Ebay.
  • Fire at Farmers State Bank - This series of photographs shows the fire and ultimate destruction of the old Farmer's State Bank formerly located on Main Street (what is now Lincolnway). Though no date is indicated on the photographs, it is believed that the fire took place around the 1930s.